St. Paul, MN– State Representative Paul Novotny, R-Elk River, was recently reappointed to serve on the Ensuring Police Excellence and Improving Community Relations Advisory Council. The Council assists the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST Board) in maintaining policies and regulating peace officers in a manner that ensures the protection of civil and human rights. Novotny served on the council during the 2021-2022 legislative session.
“I look forward to serving on this important council for the next two years as we look at ways to improve policing in Minnesota,” said Novotny. “There is no doubt that all of us have felt the impacts that crime has in our communities. I am hopeful that this council will set politics aside and do the hard work needed to reduce crime and improve relations between law enforcement and the communities they honorably serve every day.”
Novotny joins 14 other members on the Council. Meetings are held quarterly.