Brad Johnson
Brad Johnson
Division Administrator

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

We are committed to providing the best possible service and support to our customer agencies throughout the state of Idaho. To do that, POST follows the guidance and direction of the Idaho POST Council, with the support and resources of the Idaho State Police.

Our Standards mission is founded on the POST Council’s Code of Ethics/Standards of Conduct, ensuring those possessing POST certification adhere to the highest standards of  personal and professional conduct.

Our Training mission comprises both basic and continuing education across nine disciplines in our criminal justice system, providing students with challenging and relevant                                          instruction of the highest caliber.

We hope you find the information provided here is helpful and easy to navigate. We encourage your comments or thoughts on how to enhance POST services and realize our Vision.
Brad Johnson grew up in Boise, Idaho. He attended the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho and during those four years obtained experience interning as a Deputy Sheriff, working as a District Court Marshal, and spent over three years as a reserve police officer, eventually obtaining the rank of Captain and commanding the 10 member Reserve Unit of the Moscow Police Department. In 1983, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Regular Army as a Distinguished Military Graduate and scholarship student in ROTC.

During the next decade, Brad Johnson served on active duty at various locations in Germany, Alabama and Colorado, eventually landing at Fort Wainwright, AK as the Deputy Provost Marshal for the 6th Infantry Division (Light). At this mid-point in his career, he decided to leave active duty and return to civilian law enforcement to pursue a career. He was hired by the Fairbanks Police Department in 1993 as a patrol officer. Later that year, he was selected for duty with the department's SWAT Team and was promoted to Sergeant in 1995.

During the next ten years, Brad Johnson performed varying duties including field training officer, patrol supervisor, administrative sergeant, and department IT Manager. He was an operator with the department SWAT Team for 12 years, concluding as the operations sergeant/deputy commander. In March 2005 he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned as the Deputy Chief of Police. Brad Johnson is a graduate of the 235th session of the FBI National Academy. He is the past president of both the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police and the Alaska Peace Officers Association, and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the FBI National Academy Association. Brad Johnson was a founding member of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center - Alaska Advisory Council and served as Vice President of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Council for the National Institute of Justice. He also served on various boards and groups including the Alaska Land Mobile Radio (ALMR) User Council, Fairbanks Emergency Planning Commission, Volunteers in Policing, Fairbanks Community Food Bank, Fairbanks Downtown Rotary Club, and was the Committee Chair for the Fairbanks Law Enforcement Explorer Post.

Brad Johnson is married to Stephanie Johnson, manager of the Fairbanks Emergency Communications Center (FECC), and has six children: Ashley, Jesse, Craig, Kristen, Brendan and Derek. During his free time he enjoys RVing, fishing, hunting, four wheeling, NASCAR and rooting for his Pittsburgh Steelers.




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


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

Core Values

  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Customer Service
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Safety

In-Service Training Regions


Region 1 - North Idaho

Region 2 - Southwest Idaho

Region 3 - S Central Idaho

Region 4 - Southeast Idaho
Mark Gidney
Region 1 Coordinator

615 W Wilbur Ave Ste. A
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Phone: 208.209.8696
Fax: 208.209.8614
Jeff Sklar
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

5255 S. 5th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83204
Phone: 208.239.9870
Fax: 208.239.9888



Idaho Peace Officer Standards & Training
700 South Stratford Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
208.884.7250 | 866.670.7678
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Idaho Peace Officer Standards & Training is pleased to announce the upcoming release of our new eLearning system powered by Idaho Digital Learning. This new platform is a user friendly way to take online POST courses available for academy and continuing training. It allows for an individual to set up a personalized account and track their eLearning training courses and hours. The transition will begin September 1st; ALL courses started in the current system MUST be completed on/before this date to receive credit. Unfinished courses will need to be restarted and completed in the new system to receive credit. The launch date for the new eLearning system will be September 9, 2019.

09/01/2019 Last day to complete in progress courses to receive credit
09/09/2019 Launch date of new eLearning system

Please pass this on to your training department and those that may be in the process of completing online training.

Do not hesitate to contact POST with your questions or concerns.