The Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (KS·CPOST) is committed to providing the citizens of Kansas
with qualified, trained, ethical, competent, and professional peace officers. It is also dedicated to adopting and enforcing professional standards for certification of peace officers to promote public safety and preserve public trust and confidence.
On 1-9-2017, Executive Director Steed had the honor to present Sheriff Retired James Jarboe with a service plaque for his service as a KSCPOST Commissioner. Commissioner Jarboe served 16 years as a commissioner. He was appointed and re-appointed by four Governors and served as the Chair of the Investigative Committee. Commissioner Jarboe’s impact on the training and professionalism of Kansas law enforcement both now and for a long time into the future is immeasurable.
National Certification Program
Kansas law enforcement agency heads, please read this notice issued by KSCPOST Executive Director Gary Steed regarding the new National Certification Program (NCP) offered by the International Association of Directors or Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST).
What is KS·CPOST?
The Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training
(KS·CPOST) is a 12-member body appointed by the Governor that oversees law
enforcement training in the State of Kansas. Among its many duties
and responsibilities is that of approving the basic core training curriculum
for all Kansas law enforcement and police officers and granting certification
to all Kansas full and part-time officers who meet the prerequisites for
The Commission may suspend, revoke, or deny the certification of a
police or law enforcement officer who fails to meet the requirements of the
Kansas Law Enforcement Training Act or has met such requirements by
falsifying documents or failing to disclose information required for certification.
Additionally, the Commission may publicly or privately censure,
reprimand, or place on probation a police or law enforcement officer or an
applicant for certification for violations of the Training Act and may also
suspend, revoke, or deny, the certification of any such officer or applicant.
The Commission has an investigative process to follow-up on reports of
alleged Training Act violations. Procedures are in place to
actively make inquiries into reports of officers failing to meet the
requirements of the Training Act and to investigate allegations of falsifying
documents to meet the requirements. Investigations are also conducted
in matters relating to law enforcement officer standards.