Curriculum Accreditation

All LEO and IA course or academy curriculum must first meet the minimum 400 hours of training time for LEOs.  All LEO or IA course or academy curriculum must first meet the appropriate DODPOST Guideline content, then; All LEO and IA course or academy lesson plans, examination(s), presentation features, practical exercises and student hand-outs must be digitally submitted to the DODPOST for the assessment.  The submission must have a task to learning objective matrix completed by the submitter that links the all of DODPOST Guideline 1 or 2 training requirements where in the curriculum each standard is found.  Upon review by the DODPOST Instructional Systems Designer, a worksheet will be produced and all material will then go through a quality control review by the Office of Accreditation and Credentialing Senior Instructional Systems Designer.  Once all issues are worked out, then a final report along with worksheet will be provided to the Director of DODPOST for an approval decision.  If approved, the curriculum will be awarded a DODPOST Curriculum Accreditation Certificate at the next DODPOST Commission Meeting, making that service or agency ready for their individual law enforcement officer  and investigative analysts certifications. 

Law Enforcement Officer Certification

DOD POST Commission is a DOD level of leaders from the four military services and five agencies with civilian police.  The military service membership consist of senior military and civilian law enforcement leaders from the US Air Force Security Forces, US Navy Law Enforcement, US Marine Corps Law Enforcement and US Army Law Enforcement.  The DOD civilian law enforcement agencies include leaders with the National Security Agency (NSA) Police, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Police, Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) Police, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Police, and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) Police.  All Department of Defense  (DOD) Law Enforcement Officers (LEO), both military and civilian train at a minimum of 400 hours at their respective service or agency academies.  Once the academy curriculum is accredited by DODPOST, then that service or agencies LEOs will earn their DODPOST LEO Certification at graduation.  Legacy officers will submit a short request and their material will be evaluated, and if appropriate,  a certificate will be awarded to that Legacy Officer. 

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Investigative Analyst Certification

All service and agency law enforcement personnel directly assigned to investigative analysis and or its management must first be trained by a DOD accredited academy.  The DOD POST Program Manual (DODPOST-PM)  serves to host all DOD POST program requirements, program examples and business case rules.  The training standards for all DODPOST Training Academies are contained in Guideline 3 Investigative Analyst Training Standards.  This is an approved list of minimum training topics that must be taught by each academy/course. 

New Accession IAs:  All new IAs will be awarded with their DODPOST Certification at the graduation of their academy or course (if the curriculum has been assessed and approved by the DODPOST Commission).  DODPOST Certificates will be prepared and made available to courses and academies based on their graduation dates and the submission lead times to the OAC from an academy or course.  See Annex D Form.

 Legacy IAs:  All legacy IAs will be awarded their DODPOST Certification based on an application process that will allow DODPOST to review each IA and their record based on the IA application data.   See Annex E Form.

Agency Accreditation

DOD POST Commission is a DOD level of leaders from the four military services and five agencies with civilian police.  The military service membership consist of senior military and civilian law enforcement leaders from the US Air Force Security Forces, US Navy Law Enforcement, US Marine Corps Law Enforcement and US Army Law Enforcement.  The DOD civilian law enforcement agencies include leaders with the National Security Agency (NSA) Police, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Police, Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) Police, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Police, and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) Police.  The Agency Accreditations is a confirmation that the Service or Agency meets all the DODPOST requirements and standards and is duly recognized as accredited.  The standards for the Agency Accreditations are listed in the DODPOST Program Manual. 

Station Accreditation 

Police Station Assessment Program Department of Defense Peace Officer Standards and Training (DODPOST) Commission seeks to improve and assist services and agencies to excel in all facets of law enforcement training and operations.  DODPOST Guideline 4 establishes standards for law enforcement operations across all individual stations and offices.  This program, just in its infancy seeks to further professionalize and ensure basic standards are met by all across DOD law enforcement and security management.