MHPD Chief Earns POST Executive Certificate

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Peace Officer Standards and Training Division Director Brad Johnson (l) presents Mountain Home Police Department Chief Scott Conner with the Idaho POST Executive Certificate, the highest certification an officer can receive in Idaho.

Editors note: The following is a Peace Officers Standards and Training Division press release.

Meridian, ID – Peace Officer Standards & Training Division Administrator Brad E. Johnson presented Mountain Home Police Chief Scott Conner the POST Executive Certificate—the highest certificate awarded to peace officers in this state.
Chief Conner began his law enforcement career in Roswell, New Mexico in July 1997 where he served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Patrol Supervisor and eventually a Patrol Commander. He was later elected Sheriff of De Baca County, New Mexico in November 2014. He finished his New Mexico career serving as the Chief of Police in Belen before “retiring” to take a position as Chief of the Mountain Home Police Department in December 2018.
Chief Conner received his Idaho POST Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Peace Officer certifications after challenging the Idaho POST Basic Academy in 2019.
Chief Conner earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern New Mexico University in December 2013. He was in the Master’s degree program at the University of New Mexico studying Public Administration when he left New Mexico and has since transferred to Boise State University to continue his studies.
The POST Executive Certificate was presented to Chief Conner at the Mountain Home City Council Meeting, held at Mountain Home City Council Chambers in Mountain Home, Idaho on
Monday, April 26, 2021.

About POST: Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) ensures “Professionalism through Training” of all Idaho criminal justice professionals including patrol, communications, adult and juvenile corrections, detention, and probation and parole officers. All Idaho peace officers are certified through POST. Currently, POST certifies approximately 1,800 Idaho criminal justice professionals each year. The POST Academy was established in 1970 and is located in Meridian, Idaho.
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