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Police Chief Executive Training

In 1987 the Indiana Legislature passed legislation for the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board to adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to establish an Executive Training Program for newly appointed Chiefs.  The Law Enforcement Training Board established the Police Chief Executive Training Program under 250 IAC 2-5-1. This course is designed to provide related topics that would be beneficial for newly appointed chiefs of city police departments and towns having a metropolitan police department.

Newly appointed chiefs shall apply for admission to the executive training program within two (2) months of the date that he or she initially takes office and must successfully complete this program within six (6) months of initially taking office.  However, if this program is not being offered during that time period, then the police chief must successfully complete the next available Police Chief Executive Training Program that is offered after initially taking office.  In addition, if there are available openings after being filled by persons mandated to attend, then with the Executive Director’s approval; town marshals, deputy chiefs or other high-level administrative within a police agency may attend this training.

The Police Chief Executive Training Program shall include topics in the areas of liability issues in the area of use-of-force, firearms, and emergency vehicle operation, along with media relations, policy making, discipline, accounting/administration, labor laws, cultural diversity and other department and/or administrative programs.  Additional training may include topics that would benefit newly appointed chiefs and/or other administrators serving in this position.  

This year, the Police Chief Executive Training Program (Course 2021-21) is scheduled for July 26-30, 2021 at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield. This training will consist of not less than forty (40) hours of instruction, including both in-person and online training that must be completed prior to attending the class. The online training will consist of watching four (4) videos online: (Firearms, Physical Tactics, EVO, and Fit-for-Duty) and writing a short essay for each video. In addition, you also will need to write a “Personal Mission Statement.” You may begin registering for this class May 17, 2021. Once registered and enrolled, you will receive Reporting Information which will include additional information about the class and the online training.

Due to limited dorm space, housing at ILEA will not be available for this class. Participants requiring housing will need to make reservations at one of the local hotels for this week.  You may contact the academy at 317-839-5191 and ask for Lieutenant Steven Guthrie, Captain Dave Younce or Shelly Cooley for additional information on this training.