Governor Appoints Lindstrom Councilmember to POST Board
Gov. Dayton has filled a vacant position on the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) board for an elected official from a Greater Minnesota city with a population under 5,000. Kevin Stenson, current Lindstrom city councilmember and former Lindstrom police chief, has been selected to fill the vacancy created when Winsted Mayor Steve Stotko left the position on Jan. 2. Stenson will serve until 2021.
The POST Board licenses peace officers, establishes minimum qualifications and standards of conduct, and regulates professional and continuing education for peace officers. Members are expected to have a working knowledge of state government in general, the POST Board’s scope and mission, administrative rules, the POST Board’s bylaws, and rules of the organization.
The 15-member board is made up of two members of the public, eight current law enforcement officers in various positions, two former officers who work at colleges or universities that educate police officers as well as an administrator of such programs, and an elected city official from a city with a population less than 5,000.