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Cheif Tanner Appointed to Nevada POST Commission by Governor Sandoval

posted Jul 25, 2013, 1:07 PM by Kimberly Otero   [ updated Mar 13, 2014, 2:59 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner was appointed by Governor Sandoval to the Peace Officers’ Standards and Training (POST) Commission on July 1, 2013.


As a POST Commissioner, Chief Tanner will work to uphold the POST Mission which is:  TO DEVELOP AND DELIVER PROFESSIONAL TRAINING ENSURING THAT ALL NEVADA PEACE OFFICERS AND THEIR AGENCIES COMPLY WITH ESTABLISHED STATUTES AND REGULATIONS.


Tanner brings years of training experience to the position. Tanner was recruited by the founder of the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy in 1997 an Instructor. During that time, he also implemented policies, procedures and developed community policing scenario training for new recruits. Between 1997 and 2001 Chief Tanner instructed over 250 police/peace officer recruits at the Academy. Tanner assisted in the conversion of NV Post Academy courses into 30 college credits in criminal justice and developed the first community policing training program in the state.


As a POST Commissioner Tanner will serve alongside: Ron Pierini, Sheriff of Douglas County and POST Commission Chairman; Anthony DeMateo, Sheriff of Nye County; Karen Coyne, Chief Officer Public Safety for the City of Las Vegas; James Cox, Director of Nevada Department of Corrections; Dan Watts, Sheriff of White Pine County; Gary Schofield, Deputy Chief of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; and Marshall Emerson, Assistant Sheriff of Washoe County.