Professionalism through training



To develop skilled law enforcement professionals who are committed to serving and protecting the people of Idaho.


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

Core Values

  • Customer Service
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Ethical Conduct

Victor McCraw
Victor McCraw
Division Administrator

Welcome to Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training’s (POST) website.

POST continues its work on a new Patrol Academy curriculum. Curriculum committees are beginning the review process of the various lesson plans within the project. This process involves subject matter experts from around the state.

POST’s 2014 Safe Driving Campaign has completed its fourth web training program: “Driving: Live To Work Another Day” in our partnership with the Idaho Counties Rick Management Program (ICRMP). This training program emphasizes driver safety through proper driver attitude when using emergency vehicles. The program is available through ICRMP University or the POST Distance Learning Portal. The program is 30-minutes in length, and is designed as a driver training refresher program for deputies and officers who operate emergency vehicles.  We hope you will include this web program in your 2014 in-service training.

“Refugee Awareness” is another recent addition to our POST Distance Learning Portal. This training program is a basic overview to enhance police and refugee relationships, here in Idaho. It contains very good information for officers, and is well-presented by our host Boise Police Officer Shelli Sonnenberg.

POST is preparing the testing phase of the Patrol Job Task Analysis (JTA) related to physical fitness training standards. We are preparing letters to be sent to agencies requesting participation from officers based upon random selection. This process will gather data from incumbent officers as we review the validity of physical fitness cutoff scores. The PRT will continue to be used as a predictor towards the final job-related physical testing process. The testing process will occur throughout the Summer months. More to come about this.

The POST Council met on June 5, 2014 in Coeur d’Alene. The items discussed and acted on are summarized within the POST Council portal.



In-Service Training Regions


Region 1 - North Idaho

Region 2 - Southwest Idaho

Region 3 - S Central Idaho

Region 4 - Southeast Idaho
Open Position
Region 1 Coordinator

615 W Wilbur Ave Ste. A
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Phone: 208.209.8696
Fax: 208.209.8614
Jil Nichols
Region 2 Coordinator

700 S. Stratford Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: 208.884.7252
Fax: 208.884.7295
John Lamm
Region 3 Coordinator

218 West Yakima
Jerome, ID 83338
Phone: 208.324.6049
Fax: 208.324.7897
Matt Bloodgood
Region 4 Coordinator

2055 Garrett Wy Ste. 5
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208.237.1505
Fax: 208.237.1576

Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor Commission for the
Idaho Law Enforcement,
Firefighting and EMS
Medal of Honor

The application deadline is January 31, 2015

For more information visit:

Idaho Peace Officer Standards & Training
700 South Stratford Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
208.884.7250 | 866.670.7678
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POST thanks all of our constituents who have shared their ideas in the effort to make POST successful. Our focus remains to strengthen the basic academy programs and the policies that guide POST’s activities. While doing so, POST will move forward to implement our strategic goals.


POST is seeking the expertise of individuals throughout the entire state to maintain our national reputation in law enforcement training. We encourage your comments or thoughts on how to enhance POST training services, and suggestions about our website content.