- Minimum Training Requirements
All level 1(basic) and level 2 (basic Corrections) certified peace officers, excluding elected and appointed agency-heads, are required to complete the following in-service requirements annually, between January 1st and December 31st, beginning the first calendar year after receiving their POST certification:
All “grandfathered” peace officers must meet the same in-service requirements as certified officers.
Non-enforcement grandfathered officers are exempt from this requirement.
- Failure to Meet Training Requirements
The officer is given a 90-day suspension period in which to make up his hours. The officer’s POST certification will be revoked and become invalid if his in-service training deficiency is not cured within the 90-day suspension period.
To obtain certification again, the officer must attend and successfully complete a “refresher” course at an accredited academy.
Peace officers called to active duty military must complete the in-service training requirement at the conclusion of their active duty service.
III. Training Coordinator
Effective January 1, 2014, each law enforcement agency shall designate one Training Coordinator to manage the training affairs of their agency’ officers throughout the year. The head of an agency may serve as the training coordinator. The Training Coordinators are required to use the designated Learning Management System (LMS) to schedule and document their officer’s training.
To change a training coordinator, click and download this form and fax it back to POST at (225) 342-1672.
Approved by the POST Council, May 13, 2013, September 12, 2013, updated on November 13, 2013, and March 20, 2014. See also Act 210 of 2017.
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