The Montana Public Safety Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council is a quasi-judicial board
authorized by Section 2-15-2029 of the Montana Code Annotated.
The Council is responsible for establishing basic and advanced qualification and training standards
for employment of Montana’s public safety officers, as defined in MCA 44-4-401.
In addition, the Council:
- conducts and approves training
- provides for the certification and re-certification of public safety officers
- is responsible for the suspension or revocation of certification of public safety officers
The Council is to be made up of 13 members appointed by the Governor in accordance with MCA 44-4-402.
A list of specific Council Committees
is also available.
||Representing||City||Contact Info||Term Expires|
|Tony Harbaugh, Chair||Sheriff||Miles Cityfirstname.lastname@example.org||01/01/2017|
|Bill Dial||Montana Board of Crime Control||Whitefish||Bdialw1@bresnan.net||01/01/2015|
|Mike Batista||Department of Corrections||Helena||MBatista@mt.gov||01/01/2017|
||Local Law Enforcement||Great Fallsemail@example.com||01/01/2015|
|James Cashell||Montana Board of Crime Control||Bozeman||Chipper639@msn.com||01/01/2017|
|Tia Robbin||Public Representative||Kalispellfirstname.lastname@example.org||01/01/2015|
|Georgette Hogan-Boggio||County Attorney||Hardin||GHogan@co.bighorn.mt.us||01/01/2015|
|James Smith||Chief of Police||Libbyemail@example.com||01/01/2015|
|Jim Thomas||Public Representative||Canyon Creekfirstname.lastname@example.org||01/01/2017|
|Laurel Bulson||Detention Centers||Helenaemail@example.com||01/01/2017|
|Kimberly Burdick||Public Representative||Fort Bentonfirstname.lastname@example.org||01/01/2017|
|Lewis Matthews||Tribal law Enforcement||Wolf Pointemail@example.com||01/01/2015|
|John Strandell||State Government Law Enforcement||Helenafirstname.lastname@example.org||01/01/2017|