Under present law, every “peace officer,” is required to successfully pass the minimum training requirements established by the P.O.S.T. Council within one year of employment. Furthermore, any full-time post-certified peace officer hired before January 1, 1986, and who has an “interruption of service”, meaning they were employed in a non-public law enforcement capacity, in excess of five years, is required to attend a full 496 hour basic training course at an accredited Academy. Questions of eligibility should be directed to the P.O.S.T. Council staff.