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POST Commission

The Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission was established as part of the criminal justice reform legislation 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.

Request for Public Comment on Agency Certification Standards

The Commission invites interested parties to submit comments by August 9 on Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) certification, and any additional standards the Commission should require LEAs to meet as a prerequisite to certification, such as administration, personnel, training, and operations. 

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Visitors to our office are welcome by appointment only.
84 State Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02109


Main Number 617-701-8401
Certification Division 617-701-8422
Standards Division 617-701-8421
Media Inquiries 617-701-8404

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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

M.G.L. Chapter 6E: Establishment of POST Commission

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