Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission

Department of Public Safety
301 W High St., PO Box 749
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-526-2765
Fax: (573)-751-5399

Email: jeremy.spratt@dps.mo.gov
Website: http://www.dps.mo.gov/post

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 590.120

Department: Public Safety

Mission: The Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission ensures the citizens of Missouri are provided with the best trained, most professional law enforcement officers.

Function: The Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission establishes minimum standards for peace officer basic training and continuing education, relicensing of peace officers whose licenses have expired, recognition of basic training received at training centers in other jurisdictions; advises the Director of the Department of Public Safety on officer standards and training; and administers the POST Training Fund.

SubCommittees:

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 2 meetings; committee meetings as needed

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: 1 day

Preparation time for meetings: 4 hours

Total time commitment: 1 hour

Details on Members

Total members: 11

Appointed members: 11

Term length: 3 years; no member serving a full term of 3 years may be reappointed to the commission until at least one year after the expiration of his or her most recent term

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: Three members of the POST commission shall be police chiefs, three members shall be sheriffs, one member shall represent a state law enforcement agency covered by the provisions of this chapter, two members shall be peace officers at or below the rank of sergeant employed by a political subdivision, and one member shall be a chief executive officer of a certified training academy. The public member shall be at the time of appointment a registered voter; a person who is not and never has been a member of any profession certified or regulated under this chapter or the spouse of such person; and a person who does not have and never has had a material financial interest in either the providing of the professional services regulated by this chapter, or an activity or organization directly related to any profession certified or regulated under this chapter.

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no more than two members may reside in the same congressional district as any other at the time of their appointments, with the exception of the Civilian-At-Large.

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Dr. Emanuel Cleaver III
Public Member
Lee's Summit
Term begins: Aug 6, 2015
Term expires: Oct 3, 2017

Chief Paul F Williams
Police Chief 1
Springfield
Term begins: Aug 6, 2015
Term expires: Oct 3, 2017

Chief Gary L. Hill
Police Chief 2
Holt Summit
Term begins: Jun 16, 2020
Term expires: Oct 3, 2022

Vacant Slot
Police Chief 3

Sheriff Mark S. Owen Chair
Sheriff 1
Parkville
Term begins: Oct 2, 2019
Term expires: Oct 3, 2020

Vacant Slot
Sheriff 2

Sheriff David L. Marshak
Sheriff 3
Festus
Term begins: Jun 16, 2020
Term expires: Oct 3, 2022

Captain Benjamin C. Jones
State Law Enforcement Agency
Gideon
Term begins: Mar 27, 2019
Term expires: Oct 3, 2021

Mr. Edward Clark
Peace Officer 1
Saint Louis
Term begins: Aug 6, 2015
Term expires: Oct 3, 2016

Vacant Slot
Peace Officer 2

Mr. John W. Worden
CEO of Certified Training Academy
Columbia
Term begins: Mar 27, 2019
Term expires: Oct 3, 2021