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Our Vision is to ensure that Idaho law enforcement professionals model the highest level of integrity and service through excellence in standards and training.

Recent POST Academy Graduations

There were no graduations in January

Notable February Dates

Detention #94 Begins.............Feb 5

Juv. Prob. #24 Graduates.......Feb 16

Presidents Day...........................Feb 19

Coversheet Added for Higher-Level Certifications

In an effort to accelerate processing for higher-level certifications, POST has created a mandatory coversheet for all applications effective immediately. The new application with the cover sheet can be downloaded as a fillable PDF document by clicking the image below and is also available in the Forms section of the POST website. The form is called Application for Certification Officers.

New Website Launched

Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) was proud to announce the launch of our brand-new website on January 22nd!

Experience enhanced navigation, streamlined resources, and improved accessibility!

What's new?

  • Modern design: Clean interface for an intuitive user experience.
  • Mobile-friendly: Access information on the go, conveniently.
  • Search tool: Find what you need quickly and easily.
  • Agency Resources: Updated and organized for better clarity.
  • News and announcements: Stay up-to-date on the latest POST news.
  • Training calendar: Easily find upcoming training opportunities.
  • FAQs: Get answers to your questions without delay.

Visit the new POST website today!

New Issue of the POST Integrity Bulletin

Current and archived copies of the Integrity Bulletin may be viewed or downloaded from the OPR page of the new POST website.


The purpose of the National Decertification Index (NDI) is to serve as a national registry of certificate or license revocation actions relating to officer misconduct. The records contained in the NDI are provided by participating state government agencies and should be verified with the contributing authority.

Inclusion in the database does not necessarily preclude any individual from appointment as an officer, however IDAPA Rule 11.11.01 does disqualify an applicant if you verify a revocation during the background investigation.

All LE agencies in Idaho are eligible to obtain query access to the NDI.

Contact POST's Kelsey Woodward to get your agency/user(s) registered.

IDAPA disqualifies any officer that has been denied certification or his basic certificate has been revoked by the Council in this state or the responsible licensing agency in any other issuing jurisdiction...

IDAPA Public Notice. The names, agency and violation(s) of those persons whose certifications have been revoked are publicly available.

The Idaho Decertification Database can be accessed on the POST website.

Professionalism Through Training

About POST

In 1969, through a combination of surplus state liquor funds and the General Fund, the legislature established the Idaho Law Enforcement Planning Commission, or LEPC, and authorized a POST program in Idaho through Senate Bill #1265. The goal was to create an organization that would provide basic and in-service training for police officers in the State of Idaho, along with a mechanism to reimburse agencies for salaries and living expenses incurred while attending basic training. It was a very modest beginning, with a staff of three and an operating budget of about $50K. A modest but crucial beginning, as they took that initial investment and rolled out the first Basic Academy in January 1970 with an enrollment of 32 law enforcement officers from around the state.

Today POST provides basic training and certification for nine law enforcement disciplines, delivering 19 basic training academy classes a year, and operates on an annual budget of $5.4M with a staff of 31. Our vision remains as relevant and important as ever: to develop skilled law enforcement professionals who are committed to serving and protecting the people in Idaho. We achieve that by following our core values of Accountability, Collaboration, Innovation, Integrity, Customer Service, and Safety.


Organizationally, POST operates at the direction of the Governor-appointed POST Council and is organized and funded as a Division of the Idaho State Police. POST relies on dedicated funds and federal grant programs to operate.

The Idaho POST Academy has been accredited by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) since May 2022 and holds the coveted Award of Excellence for significantly exceeding accreditation standards.

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