Michael W. Beck, Master Instructor


...served one (1) year with the IUPUI Police Department and nearly six (6) years with the Shelby County Sheriff's Department prior to joining the staff at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in February of 1983.

Lieutenant Beck is an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Instructor, Firearms Instructor, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and advanced search and recovery scuba diver certified by PADI, and is one of the Central Directors for the Indiana Association of Certified Accident Investigators (IACAI). He was also the 1996-2001 Co-Chair for the Indiana Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Graduating with the forty-seventh (47th) Basic Session of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Lieutenant Beck is also a graduate of the Northwestern University Traffic Institute Instructor's Course, the University of North Florida Accident Reconstruction Course, the eleventh (11th) Command Officers Development Course from the Southern Police Institute, from University of Louisville, and a certified Traffic Crash Reconstructionist. Lieutenant Beck holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Criminology from Indiana State University.

Assigned to the Regional Training Division, Lieutenant Beck's primary duties consist of being the Fleet Manager, In-service Training, Director of In-service/Basic Vehicle Crash Investigations, Backup Traffic Law Instructor, Hate Crime, Less Lethal Weapons, Instructor Certifications/Re-certification and EMT.

Outside of law enforcement, Lieutenant Beck is a member of Company D. Eleventh (11th) Indiana Volunteer Zouaves, Civil War Re-enactors Units, and has authored several articles dealing with the Civil War, which have been published in the magazines "Civil War Times Illustrated" and "Military Images".

Lieutenant Beck was a member of the 2005 “Final Leg” Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics “Winter Games” in Nagano, Japan and in 2008 was awarded “The Dennis Schmidt Impact Award” from Special Olympics Indiana.  In November 2012, Lieutenant Beck was the Chairperson for the Indiana Law Enforcement Torch Run Special Olympics, International Conference held at the J.W. Marriott with 1000 Law Enforcement Officers from all over the world in attendance. In 2013 Lt. Beck was awarded the John Carion “Unsung Hero” Award from the International Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and was only the fiftieth award of this kind given internationally since 1997.