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  590.033.  Chief of police training course, POST commission to establish minimum standards — exemption, when — failure to complete, loss of funds — compensation. — 1.  The POST commission shall establish minimum standards for a chief of police training course which shall include at least forty hours of training.  All police chiefs appointed after August 28, 2023, shall attend a chief of police training course certified by the POST commission not later than six months after the person's appointment as a chief of police.

  2.  A chief of police may request an exemption from the training in subsection 1 of this section by submitting to the POST commission proof of completion of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's national academy course or any other equivalent training course within the previous ten years or at least five years of experience as a police chief in a Missouri law enforcement agency.

  3.  Any law enforcement agency who has a chief of police appointed after August 28, 2023, who fails to complete a chief of police training course within six months of appointment shall be precluded from receiving any POST commission training funds, state grant funds, or federal grant funds until the police chief has completed the training course.

  4.  While attending a chief of police training course, the chief of police shall receive compensation in the same manner and amount as if carrying out the powers and duties of the chief of police.  The cost of the chief of police training course may be paid by moneys from the peace officer standards and training commission fund created in section 590.178.


(L. 2023 S.B. 186)

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