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Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
5402 South County Road 700 East
Plainfield, Indiana 46168-0313
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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.
Dates for Upcoming Tier I & II Classes:
Tier I Classes:
Tier I Basic Course 2022-228 - Aug. 29 - Dec. 16, 2022
Tier I Basic Course 2023-229 - January 3 - April 21, 2023
Tier I Basic Course 2023-230 - May 1 - August 18, 2023 - (Registration opens on December 19, 2022)
Tier I Basic Course 2023-231 - August 28 - December 15, 2023 - (Registration opens on April 24, 2023)
Tier II Classes:
Tier II Basic Course 2023-27 - Online begins: January 30, 2023, In person: February 27 – April 21, 2023
Tier II Basic Course 2023-28 - Online begins: June 5, 2023, In person: June 26 – August 18, 2023
Tier II Basic Course 2023-29 - Online begins: September 4, 2023, In person: October 23 – December 15, 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.