§ 590.010 Definitions
§ 590.020 Peace officer license required, when — classes of officers established — no …
§ 590.030 Basic training, minimum standards established — age, citizenship and …
§ 590.040 Minimum hours of basic training required
§ 590.050 Continuing education requirements
§ 590.060 Minimum standards for training instructors and centers — licensure of …
§ 590.070 Commissioning and departure of peace officers, director to be notified
§ 590.080 Discipline of peace officers, grounds — complaint filed, hearing.
§ 590.090 Suspension of a license, when, procedure
§ 590.100 Denial of an application, when — review process.
§ 590.110 Investigation of denial of licensure, procedure
§ 590.118 Peace officer investigations made available to hiring law enforcement agencies
§ 590.120 Peace officer standards and training commission established — members, …
§ 590.145 Highway patrol academy fund created — use of funds therein.
§ 590.178 Peace officer standards and training commission fund established
§ 590.180 Licensure status of peace officer inadmissible in determining validity of ..
§ 590.190 Rulemaking authority
§ 590.195 Violations, penalty
§ 590.200 School protection officers, POST commission duties — minimum training …
§ 590.205 School protection officer training, POST commission to establish minimum ..
§ 590.207 Firearm out of control of school protection officer, penalty
§ 590.210 Disaster or emergency, retired peace officers may be utilized
§ 590.500 Certain law enforcement officers’ right of appeal from disciplinary ..
§ 590.501 Certification removal of officer, hearing requirements, time limitation — …
§ 590.650 Racial profiling — minority group defined — reporting requirements — annual …
§ 590.653 Civilian review board — powers, duties.
§ 590.700 Definitions — recording required for certain crimes — may be recorded, when …
§ 590.750 Department to have sole authority to regulate and license advisors — …
§ 590.1040 Peer support counseling session communications, confidentiality of — …

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 590 - Peace Officers, Selection, Training and Discipline

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Commission: when not obviously referring to the POST commission, means a grant of authority to act as a peace officer. See Missouri Laws 590.010
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Director: the director of the Missouri department of public safety or his or her designated agent or representative. See Missouri Laws 590.010
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: includes administrator where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Peace officer: a law enforcement officer of the state or any political subdivision of the state with the power of arrest for a violation of the criminal code or declared or deemed to be a peace officer by state statute. See Missouri Laws 590.010
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • POST commission: the peace officer standards and training commission. See Missouri Laws 590.010
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Reserve peace officer: a peace officer who regularly works less than thirty hours per week. See Missouri Laws 590.010
  • School protection officer: an elementary or secondary school teacher or administrator who has been designated as a school protection officer by a school district. See Missouri Laws 590.010
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • voter: is used in the laws of this state it shall mean registered voter, or legal voter. See Missouri Laws 1.035