On June 19 Governor Mike Parson announced six appointments to various boards and commissions. Two – Gary Hill and Sheriff David Marshak – were appointed to serve on the Peace Officer Standards and Training Program (POST) Commission.
Hill, of Holts Summit, currently serves as the chief of police and director of public safety at Lincoln University. Previously, he served with the Cole County Sheriff’s Department for 18 years, beginning as a deputy sheriff and advancing to Patrol Division Commander.
Hill has also served as a site coordinator for the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Training Academy, adjunct instructor at Lincoln University, Joint Terrorism Task Force officer for the F.B.I., and panel member for the Missouri Police Chiefs Association’s Assessment Center.
He is also a member of the F.B.I. National Academy Associates, Missouri Police Chiefs Association, Missouri Task Force on Children’s Justice, and Jefferson City Crime Stoppers.
Hill is active in his community, serving as a member of the Jefferson City Lions Club, Capital City Boys and Girls Club, and the Disciples of Christ Youth Outreach Program. He holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Lincoln University and a Master of Science in criminal justice administration from Columbia College. Hill is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy.
Sheriff Dave Marshak, of Festus, has served as the sheriff of Jefferson County since 2016. Previously, he served 22 years with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, beginning as a deputy sheriff and advancing to captain. In this role, he was responsible for training employees and ensuring their compliance with governing standards.
Sheriff Marshak has trained both civilians and law enforcement officers from local, state, and federal agencies. He has also served as an adjunct instructor at Jefferson College, teaching courses in criminal investigations and corrections. Sheriff Marshak holds a Bachelor of Arts in human resources and a Master of Arts in communications from Lindenwood University.
POST is a regulatory program with responsibility for licensing peace officers, ensuring compliance with peace officer continuing education requirements, and conducting investigations for disciplining the licenses of peace officers as specified by Chapter 590, RSMo.
The POST Program also licenses law enforcement basic training centers, basic training instructors, approves law enforcement training curricula, and provides staff support for the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission.