SME Committees

Subject Matter Expert (SME) Committees are comprised of law enforcement professionals who volunteer their time and contribute professional technical expertise to assist the POST Board and staff by:

  • Providing recommendations to the board and staff regarding skills training programs, academic curricula and POST rules
  • Reviewing documents and approving/denying academy programs, lesson plans, training sites and skills instructors
  • Assisting POST staff with academy inspections and skills test-outs

Each committee is comprised of 12 to 20 members and includes a chairperson, appointed by the POST director, and a representative member of the POST Board. SME Committee members reflect the wide variety of law enforcement agencies throughout the state including large and small police departments and sheriff's offices, law enforcement agency and community college academies, and state criminal justice agencies. Rank and assignment are not factors in the selection process. Each committee also includes lay members with appropriate expertise if available.

Contact Information

For Driving SME Submissions or Inquiries:


For Curriculum, Arrest Control, and Firearms SME Submissions or Inquiries:





Prospective SME members must submit a completed application, supporting documentation, and letter of agency support. Please see links for specific qualifications for each committee.


For a list of academy skills instructors click here.

UPCOMING ONE DAY TEST OUT DATES - POST Skills Testing and POST Certification Examination

All test outs will take place at Adams CSO, FLATROCK Regional Training Facility, unless otherwise noted.