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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

Juvenile Corrections #01 Graduated April 5th

Patrol #210 Graduated April 12th

Notable May Dates

IPOM Candlelight Vigil..........May 15

IPOM Memorial Ceremony..May 16 Juv. Det. #47 Graduates........May 17 Detention #95 Graduates.....May 24

POST Curriculum is looking for patrol officer/deputy volunteers!

Participants will help examine job tasks regarding Patrol Procedures, Responding to Calls for Service, Officer Safety, and Patrol Investigations. 

If interested, please e-mail POST curriculum at, and we will provide more details.


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IDAPA disqualifies any officer that has been denied certification or his basic certificate has been revoked by the Council in this state or the responsible licensing agency in any other issuing jurisdiction...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 The names, agency and violation(s) of those persons whose certifications have been revoked are publicly available.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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