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An updated edition of the very popular Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement is now available. The Guide discusses the fundamental principles of investigating a crime scene and preserving evidence and contains everything you need to know in order to yield reliable information.
Originally released in 2000, the updated version is intended for use by law enforcement and other responders who have responsibilities for protecting crime scenes, preserving physical evidence, and collecting and submitting the evidence for scientific examination. The Bureau of Justice Assistance funded the effort to update the Guide. The day-to-day work was done by the National Forensic Science and Technology Center.
To read or download the updated version of Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement click here.
The Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) has updated the Family Violence Reference Handbook a.k.a the "Yellow Book". The yellow book is a quick reference guide for officers who are investigating crimes of domestic, sexual or family violence. If your agency is interested in receiving copies of the new yellow book, please email email@example.com or call the ICADV office at (800) 538-3393.
The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) is proud to announce that an agreement was recently signed between the newly created Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Associates (ILEAA) and the Community Foundation of Morgan County. ILEAA is an alumni-style organization which was recently created primarily to support training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy through contributions and equipment purchases.
Nonetheless, the ILEAA is also empowered to provide assistance to the other Law Enforcement Training Board (LETB) academies. The ILEAA Board of Directors is entirely composed of academy graduates, one from each of the seven (7) basic training academies (ILEA, ISP, IMPD, NILEA, SWILEA, IU and Fort Wayne).
If you value your academy experience and would like to support future academy improvements, the Executive Committee of the ILEAA invites you to become a member.
Voting membership is offered to those who have graduated from one of the LETB approved basic training academies, but Associate and Sustaining (business) memberships are also available.
For further information or an application, please visit the ILEAA webpage at: http://cfmconline.org/Funds/IndianaLawEnforcementAcademyAssociatesFund.aspx
Then send your membership application to the ILEAA, care of the Community Foundation of Morgan County by downloading the application and mailing a hardcopy along with your $25.00 annual membership fee to:
ILEAA c/o CFOMC
56 N. Main Street
Martinsville, IN 46151
History, Creation and Function of the ILEAA:
The possibility of creating an alumni association was first discussed in earnest in 2010, but the concept had been considered decades earlier. After several years of deep budget cuts, much of the training equipment at ILEA was in serious disrepair. A method for replacing some of this equipment outside of the normal budgeting process was badly needed. It was at that time that several ILEA staff members began investigating how an alumni association could help.
During the early discussions, the possibility of an association which was directly attached to the Academy was investigated. It was then determined that a better approach might be to create a totally independent association with the core purposes of supporting the basic training function, purchasing equipment and providing instructor training for all of the academies.
By its final signing ceremony, on November 1, 2012, the ILEAA had its bylaws further modified to allow for partnering with a not-for-profit community foundation. The Community Foundation of Morgan County was ultimately chosen. With the ILEAA partnering with the Community Foundation of Morgan County, most contributions will immediately be tax deductible including the $25.00 membership fee.
The first Annual Meeting and Conference for the ILEAA is tentatively planned for April, 2013. The membership will then be able to elect officers and directors and to plan future projects for the Association. This will truly be a “ground floor” meeting. Besides the stated purposes in the bylaws, the ways in which these purposes are accomplished are very much open for discussion.
Structure and Elections:
All four of the officer positions will be up for election at the first Annual Meeting as will be all of the Board of Directors’ positions. No Board positions are presently filled. The Executive Committee, which will run the Association on a day-to-day basis, is made up of the four officers and the Board of Directors.
The staff and instructors at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy are excited about how this Association could potentially make major contributions to upgrading equipment and supporting training endeavors. They invite you to join them if you feel the same.
To see a slideshow from the ILEA's Charter signing by it's Founding Members, CLICK HERE.
You can now download and print “Reporting Instructions” for all ILEA classes. Go to our “Calendar” page and click on the month of the class. Then click on “View” beside the course name. You will find link for the “Reporting Instructions” after the course description, near the bottom of the page. We are also now emailing “Instructor Certification” cards to the departments. Soon to follow will be “Instructor Requests”. If you have any questions please call Niki Smythe at (317) 837-3250.
In January of 2011, the Pre-Basic course got a complete makeover. The new format uses the Internet as a delivery system but emphasizes instructor-led presentations. EVO classroom and practical skills modules were added for the first time.
This new format requires more involvement by Law Enforcement Training Board (LETB) instructors but promises to be a much better course. The Academy is supplying the lesson plans and additional handout material as well as quizzes for checking proficiency with this new format.
Unlike the previous version of this course, the present version will require a classroom, projector and a laptop with Internet access.
Those wishing to present the course should obtain the materials at least one week before the course is scheduled to begin so that these new modules and materials can be reviewed.
You can find the link for the Pre-Basic Course Instructions under "Training" or here.
After the first month of having the Acadis System in operation we have noticed some unresolved issues and have had several questions from police departments.
Listed below are some of these issues and questions and hopefully answers that will help for a smoother operation.
Mental Illness, Addiction & Disabilities** - IC 5-2-1-9(g)
Autism, Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Endangered Adults* IC 5-2-1-9(g)
Human Trafficking (8 areas)** - IC 5-2-1-9(g) & IC 5-2-1-9(a)(10)
Annual In-Service Training Requirement - IC 5-2-1-9(g)
Presently 24 hours annually – must include 2 hours in Firearms*, 2 hours in Physical Tactics/Use of Force*** and 2 hours in Emergency Vehicle Operation.
Officers should receive some training in all of the IC 5-2-1-9 requirements each year. The areas specifically required in IC 5-2-1-9 can be used to partially satisfy the 24-hour requirement.
Under State/County/Local Continuing Education Laws:
Under state/county/local continuing education laws:
Domestic and Child Abuses, SIDS, CPR and Heimlich Maneuver, and others
State: IC 5-2-8-5(e)(1-17)
Local: IC 5-2-8-2(f)(1-18)
Departments should be prepared to show that officers are competent in these areas although these do not necessarily require annual training.
NIMS (DHS, required for DHS grants)
Bloodborne Pathogens (EPA, 29 CFR 1910.1030)
Hazardous Materials (EPA & OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.120)
*Training now available through ILEA website.
**DVD available for purchase through ILEA Quartermaster.
***DVD available for rental through ILEA Learning Resource Center.
Instructional DVDs for most techniques taught in the ILEA Basic Physical Tactics Course are currently in production. Two DVDs, “Take-Downs” and “Handcuffing” are already completed and available through the Academy's Learning Resource Center. Other DVDs covering other course content will be made available as they are completed.
These DVDs are being made available to departments, trainers and officers as a resource for Pre-Basic training, in-service training, and basic course attendees. While not all details/options can be covered, they can serve as a refresher for incumbent officers and trainers, or as a training aid for newcomers. The physical tactics training at ILEA is constantly evolving, and the DVDs will be updated periodically as time permits.
Click here to read Lt. Bob Black's commentary on LETB/ILEA Instruction in the use of Less Than Lethal Force.
In his commentary Lt. Black refers to an article, originally published in the LETB UPDATE, Volume XVI, No. 4, December 1998, which explains the ILEA's reasons for changing the phrase commonly used to identify training in use of less than lethal force from"defensive tactics" to "physical tactics". That original article can be viewed by clicking here.
The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy cannot accept payment prior to the start of a class. Payment is due when your officer(s) checks in on the first day of training. Our business section can invoice your department or payment can be made by check, money order, cash or purchase order.
The Annual Reporting of 24 hours of In-Service Training for the previous calendar year is due by March 31 of each year.
IC 5-2-1-9(g) requires an Indiana law enforcement officer to satisfactorily complete a minimum of 24 hours of in-service training each year in order to be eligible for continued employment as a law enforcement officer.
The Law Enforcement Training Board (LETB) has established guidelines for allowing training presented primarily through electronic means to be counted for the annual 24 hour continuing education requirement for certified officers.
The responsibility for determining what type of training and the quality of the training falls to the department training officer and chief executive officer as it always has with the more conventional modes of training.
The LETB has established the following guidelines:
The Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board has approved the certification of crime scene investigators. The forensic methods employed by the scientific community, the high standards demanded by the courts and the public's increased expectation for the identification, collection, and preservation of physical evidence has focused the need to hold the crime scene investigator to a higher standard.
The crime scene certification process, approved by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board, was a cooperative effort between the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, the Indiana State Police Laboratory Division and its quality assurance program and representatives of agencies from across Indiana. While voluntary and cost free, the certification establishes a minimum standard of training and experience in order to become certified.
If your department needs to cancel a student from an ILEA in-service class, it must be done no later than five (5) working days prior to the start of the class. If a student does not show up or cancellation is made any closer to the start of a class your agency will be responsible for payment in full of this class.
Here's a list of the ILEA facility use fees effective July 1, 2013:
Rates and hours charged are per day (full day or any part of the day).
|EVO (Track, Skill Pad)||$500||20|
|Skid Car (Regular "Pit" or "Spin" Car)||$425||17|
|ILEA Vehicle Usage (per vehicle)||$350||14|
|ILEA Vehicle Usage (per vehicle)
(applies to "Basic" academies only)
|Indoor Firing Range||$350||14|
|Outdoor Handgun Range||$350||14|
|Outdoor Shotgun Range||$350||14|
|Tactics and Simulations Bays-Non Live Fire||$350||14|
|FBI & DOC||No Charge|
|Tactical Engagement Center (T.E.C.)||$475||17|
|ISP & IMPD||No Charge|
|Other Academy Facilities|
|Gym or Mini Gym||$250||10|
|Learning Resource Center||$350||14|
If other supplies or services are requested there may be an additional charge.
Verify with the Business Section.
*CREDIT HOUR VALUE IS $25/HOUR FOR FACILITY OR EQUIPMENT USE ONLY.
Cancellation Policy (This applies to facility fees and course fees) :
|5 Business Days or more||No Charge|
|Less than 5 Business Days||Payment In Full|
Food and Lodging Only:
|- Dinner **Temporarily Discontinued**||$7.00|
|Lodging: Per Bed / Per Night||$25.00|
|Duplicate Certificate||$15.00 per copy|
|Grade Transcript||$15.00 per transcript|
Notice: Rates are subject to change each July 1st.