Policies

  1. Model Policies & Objectives
  2. Our Policies
  3. Lexipol
  4. Conduct & Standards

Model Policies 

Active peace officers and active part-time peace officers must complete use of force training every year. This training must be based on the employing agency’s use of force policy and the learning objectives provided by the POST Board (see item 1 below).

Active peace officers and part-time peace officers must complete an eight hour course in emergency vehicle operations and in the conduct of police pursuit every five years. This training must be based on the employing agency’s pursuit policy and the learning objectives provided by the POST Board (see item 2 below) 

On January 25, 2018, the Minnesota POST Board approved learning objectives for training in crisis intervention and mental illness crises, conflict management andmediation and recognizing and valuing community diversity and cultural differences, to include implicit bias, as required by Minn. Stat. 626.8469.These objectives were developed through the board’s training committee with the assistance of subject matter experts and other interested parties, and vetted against state and national resources. (see item 3 below). 

Learning Objectives 

Yearlytraining for each active peace officer and part-time peace officer is requiredand training records must be maintained by the employing agency. The instruction must be based on learning objectives developed by POST and on the agency’spolicy. The number of hours of training is not specified. 

a.In-service Use of Force Learning Objectives 

All officers not declared exempt on the Police Pursuit Training Exemption Form mustcomplete an 8-hour course in emergency vehicle operations and in the conduct of police pursuits every five years. Training is to be based on the agency’spolicy and on learning objectives developed by POST. In-Service Police Pursuit & Emergency Vehicle Operation 

a.In-Service Police Pursuit & Emergency Vehicle Operation Learning Objectives 

Minnesota statute requires officers complete at least 16 hours of continuing education in the three areas: 1) crisis intervention and mental illness crises, 2) conflict management and mediation, and 3) recognizing and valuing community diversity and cultural differences to include implicit bias. (16 hours total - not 16 hours in each topic) Four hours of training in each of two of the topics areas,and 8 in the third would meet the requirement as would any other combination that totaled at least 16 hours as long as it included all three areas. 

a.Crisis Intervention and Mental Illness Crises In-Service Learning Objectives 

b.Conflict Management and Mediation In-Service Learning Objectives 

c.Implicit Bias, Community Diversity, Cultural Differences In-Service LearningObjectives