Lt. Governor Ramsey Appoints Senator Mike Bell To POST Commission

Friday, February 7, 2014

Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) on Friday announced the appointment Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville) to the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission.

“Senator Bell is a dedicated public servant who has distinguished himself as chairman of the Senate Government Operations Committee,” said Lt. Governor Ramsey. “Mike has shown great interest and aptitude on issues related to criminal justice. I am confident he will make an outstanding addition to the commission.”

“I’m grateful to be appointed to this important commission,” said Senator Bell. “I have the highest admiration for police officers and I look forward to helping officers maintain the high level of professionalism they expect from themselves and that Tennesseans deserve.”

The Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission is responsible for developing and enforcing standards and training for all local police officers. The Commission is composed of eighteen members and includes local law enforcement personnel, legislators, and Tennessee citizens who are not connected with law enforcement.

Serving as the primary regulatory body for Tennessee law enforcement, the P.O.S.T. Commission develops and enforces standards for law enforcement agencies statewide including physical, educational, and proficiency skills requirements for both employment and training. In addition to setting standards, the Commission certifies law enforcement training instructors, curricula, and specialized schools.

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