Instructor Biography

Brandon Post (retired)


Captain Brandon Post (retired) is a senior research associate with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research. He serves as program lead for the National Suicide Awareness for Law Enforcement Officers Program, and he provides instruction on the topics of officer safety and wellness for the VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Program. Captain Post retired from the Provo, Utah, Police Department (PPD) in 2021 after 20 years of service. He most recently served as commander of the Patrol Division. Prior to this assignment, he served as commander of the Special Operations Division, supervising the department’s Major Crimes, Special Enforcement, Community-Oriented Policing, and School Resource Officer Teams. Captain Post also served as commander of both the SWAT Team and the Hostage Negotiations Team as well as serving as the PPD public information officer. He began his law enforcement career in 2000 as a dispatcher in the Emergency Medical and Police Dispatch Unit. As a police officer, he became a firearms and defensive tactics instructor. Captain Post became a member of the SWAT Team in 2005, eventually serving as a squad leader, a marksman/observer, and the team leader. He is fluent in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in political science from Brigham Young University in Provo and his associate’s degree in criminal justice from Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. Captain Post is a graduate of the 273rd Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.

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