Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
Aug 14, 2018
Nate Gove, Executive Director
Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

The Executive Director reports to a fifteen-member Board appointed by the Governor. Mr. Gove directs the licensing system for Minnesota's 10,500-plus state, county and municipal peace officers and part-time officers. The licensing system includes components of minimum selection criteria, professional standards, continuing education, complaint investigation, and the rule-making process. He also collaborates with law enforcement agencies, higher education programs, the legislature, and the Office of the Governor on issues germane to POST functions and responsibilities. 

Nathan Gove took over as the 7th Executive Director of the MN POST Board after retiring from a nearly 29 year police career in Minnesota. Most recently, he was a police officer for the Golden Valley Police Department for over 20 years, spending the last 6 years as a commander. During his career at Golden Valley, he was a member of the West Metro S.W.A.T. Team for 19 years and held the positon of team commander for approximately 14 years.

He has a B. A. from Gustavus Adolphus College, law enforcements credits from Mankato State University, a Master’s Degree from the University of St. Thomas, and he’s a graduate of the 245th Session
of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.