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POST Commission

The Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission was established as part of the criminal justice reform enacted in Chapter 253 of the Acts of 2020.

Our mission is to improve policing and enhance public confidence in law enforcement by implementing a fair process for mandatory certification, discipline, and training for all peace officers in the Commonwealth.

New POST portal is open

Training sessions for the new POST portal are happening now, and the portal is open for recertification submissions. Check our updated recertification page for more info.

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100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114


Main Number 617-701-8401
Certification Division 617-908-0909

POST by the numbers

438 Law Enforcement Agencies
9760 Certified Officers
33 Suspended Officers
245 Not Certified Officers
2 Administrative Suspensions
1 Decertified Officers

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More about the POST Commission

The POST Commission is charged with implementing a mandatory certification process for police officers, including decertification, suspension of certification, or reprimand in the event of certain police misconduct; receiving, investigating, and adjudicating officer misconduct complaints and improper use of force; and maintaining and publishing officer information, including certification status, suspensions, and disciplinary records.

The 2020 Police Reform Act

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