Council on Peace Officer Standards and Training

Name Council on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Contact Person Mr. Bob Wertz - Criminal Justice Policy Planner, Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice
Mailing Address P.O. Box 3133
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone Number 225-342-1667
Fax Number 225-342-1672
Board Email
Legal Authority Governor John Bel Edwards
Year Created 1976
Organizational Placement Executive Department/Office of the Governor
Purpose/Function The Council is responsible for developing and evaluating the curriculum of mandatory basic training courses for municipal officers, deputy sheriffs, state police, wildlife agents and all other persons commissioned as peace officers, defined by state law. Additionally, POST prescribes firearms training standards for individuals who hold law enforcement positions at the state, parish and municipal levels of government.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 12
Number Currently Serving: 12
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 1
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes Awaiting confirmation from Governor's Office on Boards and Commissions regarding John DeRosier's appointment to this Council. He is a District Attorney who has agreed to serve, replacing Hillar Moore.

POST Council Meetings scheduled for 3/25/20, 6/03/20, and 12/09/20 were cancelled due to COVID-19. In accordance with the provisions of LAC 22:4105 (H), Priorities Committee meetings were held. All items scheduled for consideration were approved and will be presented for ratification by the full Commission at the next scheduled (in person) meeting.

No Post Council Meeting held during September, 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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