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Changes coming to law enforcement training in Missouri

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

The Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission is holding a public meeting in Sikeston on Tuesday to gather suggestions about possible changes to how law enforcement officers are trained.

On August 6, 2015 Missouri Governor Jay Nixon called on the POST Commission to update the state's standards for law enforcement training.

The main focus will be on tactical training, fair and impartial policing, and the health and well-being of officers.

The governor's directive included holding public meetings all over Missouri to get input from law enforcement agencies, advocacy groups, and concerned citizens.

Today's forum starts at 1:00 p.m. in room 301 of Three Rivers College, 1400 S. Main Street in Sikeston.

It will include members of the Missouri POST Commission and Department of Public Safety.

The POST commission will take the ideas at today's meeting, and from other meetings around Missouri, to come up with new training guidelines that will go into affect December 1, 2015.

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