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Mandated In-Service Training

Mental Illness, Addiction & Disabilities IC 5-2-1-9(g)

Autism, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Endangered IC 5-2-1-9(g)
Adults & High Risk Missing Persons (including those under 21 years of age)

Human Trafficking (8 areas) and IC 5-2-1-9(g) & IC 5-2-1-9(a)(10)

De-Escalation Training IC 5-2-1-9 (g)

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 Police Vehicle Operation. 
(The ILEA offers free training in these areas via FirstForward.)

Reserve Officers  IC 5-2-1-9(g) & IC 36-8-3-20(1)
Same in-service as required of regular police officers. (Order of LETB 6/8/15)

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:
Domestic, Child Abuses, SIDS, CPR, Heimlich Maneuver, and others
State: IC 5-2-8-5(e)(1-17)
County: IC 5-2-8-1(h)(1-19)
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.

Federal :
NIMS (DHS, required for DHS grants)
Bloodborne Pathogens (EPA, 29 CFR 1910.1030)
Hazardous Materials (EPA & OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.120)
Familiarization with Reflective Clothing Rule (DOT 23, CFR 634)


Over the years, there has been some confusion on who can teach the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Boards (LETB) two (2) hour mandatory training requirements for EVO, Firearms and Physical Tactics (PT). If the material being presented is either technical or skills based, then this material needs to be taught by a psychomotor skills instructor who is certified in that particular psychomotor skill regardless of whether this is taught in a classroom or practical skills session.

A non-psychomotor skills instructor such as an attorney can discuss recent case law as it relates to police pursuits and an LETB certified Primary Instructor can discuss department Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) on pursuit driving or other use of force related SOP’s.