FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 06, 2020


POST Commission Votes to Require Annual De-escalation and Implicit Bias Training for Law Enforcement Officers

Commission Also Grants Preliminary Approval for Lincoln University to Establish Nation’s First Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy at a Historically Black College and University

The Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission voted Monday, Oct. 5, to require annual training in de-escalation techniques and recognizing implicit bias for all Missouri law enforcement officers. Missouri officers will take a one-hour course in each area as part of their required 24-hours of annual continuing education training. Continue reading the news release from the office of Governor Mike Parson here.



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For more information, call 573-751-5432 or e-mail mike.o'connell@dps.mo.gov