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Welcome to the ILEA
Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
5402 South County Road 700 East
Plainfield, Indiana 46168-0313
Click here for map and directions to ILEA.
A Message From the Executive Director
The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy is pleased to announce a partnership with Indiana University Public Safety and the IU Office of Online Education to produce new online training offered free for in-state police officers.
The ILEA training modules can be accessed remotely and include mandatory topics that count toward your annual 24-hour training requirement.
Interested officers can simply create an online account with IU Expand and view the interactive training. Each module takes approximately one hour to complete, and after successful completion a printable certificate is generated, which the officer can forward to their training coordinator for entry into ACADIS.
- Mental Health: https://expand.iu.edu/browse/pse/ilea/courses/ilea-in-service-training-mental-health
- Disabilities: https://expand.iu.edu/browse/pse/ilea/courses/ilea-in-service-training-disabilities
- De-escalation: https://expand.iu.edu/browse/pse/ilea/courses/ilea-in-service-training-de-escalation
- Addiction: https://expand.iu.edu/browse/pse/ilea/courses/ilea-in-service-training-addiction
Special thanks to IU eLearning Design & Services, IU East and IU South Bend criminal justice faculty who created the training modules, and IU Associate Vice President and Superintendent for Public Safety Benjamin D. Hunter for their unselfish dedication to the project. Find more information about IU Online at online.iu.edu.
I hope you find the training beneficial .
Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
A Message From the Deputy Director
Agency Heads and Training Coordinators:
Greetings from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. As March is quickly upon us, just a reminder that 250 IAC 2-8-1 requires all agencies submit an annual report of training for each officer (training entered in Acadis), along with the Annual Departmental Data Form, prior to March 31. If you have an officer or reserve officer who failed to complete the required annual training in 2022, “the chief executive officer of the agency or department shall call the deficiency to the attention of the executive director through a cover letter” (250 IAC 2-8-5). It is important we receive notification of your departmental strength along with verification that every officer has completed annual training. If you have already submitted your annual report, we appreciate your timeliness.
We plan to begin training compliance checks in April. If an officer or reserve officer failed to successfully complete the required annual mandated training hours, 250 IAC 2-7-4(d) states, “the appointing agency shall immediately suspend the officer’s police powers until the training requirement is satisfied.” There are exceptions for emergency situations, but those must be cleared by the ILEA Executive Director, and we will consider those requests on an individual basis. If you have questions about an officer’s training or the requirements, please contact us.
The ILEA is offering a one-day Training Coordinators Training on April 27, 2023 in Plainfield. The day is dedicated to working with those who use the Acadis software regularly, updating coordinators on training requirements, answering frequently asked questions, collaborating on agency training, and improving communication between agencies and the ILEA. Registration for the session is on Acadis and we highly encourage all training coordinators to attend.
This is always a busy time of year, and we appreciate the time and effort needed to complete the reports. The training reports are required by state statue, but in the end, the process serves to increase accountability and transparency while making Indiana’s law enforcement officers and agencies more professional. As always, if we at the ILEA can assist you in any way or if you have suggestions and ideas, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to serve you and look forward to continued collaboration to improve law enforcement training at all levels.
Police Officer Standards and Training
LETB Adopts New Statewide Policies on Deadly Force & Minimum Standards For Vehicle Pursuits
On November 7, 2022, the Law Enforcement Training Board (LETB) established two uniform statewide policies in keeping with IC 5-2-1. The first is a Uniform Statewide Policy on Minimum Standards for Vehicle Pursuits which takes effect January 1, 2023. This policy must be added to existing policies no later than January 1, 2023. The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy is developing a training program to explain this policy to law enforcement officers and agencies, which will be available on our website prior to the effective date.
The second policy is a Uniform Statewide Policy on Deadly Force, which takes effect January 1, 2024. This policy must replace any agency’s deadly force policy by the January 1, 2024, date. The delay in adoption of this policy will allow the LETB to develop a robust and detailed training program for law enforcement officers on the objectively reasonable standard for use of force developed by the U.S. Supreme Court in Graham v Connor, 490 U.S. 386 (1989). At a minimum, this training program will focus on the continuous balancing of the Graham factors that an officer must engage in throughout the use of force, to include proportionality considerations of the force being applied versus the needs of the government, relevant Indiana statutes on use of force and use of deadly force, an officer’s duty to intervene when there is reason to know that excessive force is being applied, and discussion of appropriate methods for effective intervention. This training program will take time to create and perfect. Once it is developed and approved by the LETB, this training program will be made available on our website well in advance of January 1, 2024 for law enforcement officers, as well as for public consumption.
Please find links below explaining the policies and the LETB Resolutions for adoption, as well as the two policies that were established.
The ILEA is in the process of developing a third Uniform Statewide Policy on Defensive Tactics which will be shared once approved by the LETB.
Letter from the Executive Director
Minimum Standards for Vehicle Pursuits
Uniform Statewide Policy on Deadly Force
The Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board approved a minimum state-wide policy for vehicle pursuits on November 7, 2022.
Per LETB resolution 2022-13, below you will find a training program that outlines the details of the policy. The policy can stand alone or be incorporated into your agency's policy, rules, orders etc. This should provide clarity to the policy, which goes into effect January 1, 2023.
Statewide Minimum Standards for Vehicle Pursuits Training Video
This training is now available on FirstForward also.
Dates for Upcoming Tier I & II Classes:
Tier I Classes:
Tier I Basic Course 2023-230 - May 1 - August 18, 2023 - (FULL)
Tier I Basic Course 2023-231 - August 28 - December 15, 2023 - (Registration opens on April 24, 2023)
Tier II Classes:
Tier II Basic Course 2023-28 - Online begins: June 5, 2023, In person: June 26 – August 18, 2023 - (Registration opens on May 15, 2023)
Tier II Basic Course 2023-29 - Online begins: October 2, 2023, In person: October 23 – December 15, 2023 - (Registration opens on Sept. 4, 2023)
A forward focused academy dedicated to the development of law enforcement professionals.
As Indiana’s center for law enforcement education, the academy sets and maintains the standard for law enforcement education in the state. We prepare law enforcement personnel for service through continuous and innovative training guided by clear values and respect .
· Professionalism - Perform your job with competence and a commitment to excellence.
· Accountability - Take responsibility for your work and actions by living up to the highest possible standard.
· Inclusion - Continuously recognizing the value of everyone’s contribution to our mission.
· Respect - All are treated with dignity, fairness and a sense of purpose.