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Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

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Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
MottoFor All the People
Agency overview
FormedJanuary 6, 1975; 46 years ago (1975-01-06)
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionIndiana, USA
Indiana in United States.svg
State of Indiana
Size36,418 sq mi (94,321 km2)
Population6,619,680 (2015 est.)
Legal jurisdictionIndiana Statewide
Governing bodyGovernor of Indiana
General nature
  • Civilian police
Operational structure
Overviewed byLaw Enforcement Training Board
Headquarters5402 Sugar Grove Road
Plainfield, Indiana

Agency executives
  • Rusty K. Goodpaster, Executive Director
  • Michael J. Lindsay,
    Deputy Director
  • Mark A. Bridge,
    Basic Course Commander

The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) is a law enforcement training academy located in Plainfield, Indiana. The governing body of the academy is the 17-member Law Enforcement Training Board who are appointed by the governor. The board sets the requirements and criteria for the basic training of law enforcement officers throughout the state, which became mandatory on July 6, 1972. The academy offers basic training for new police officers, jail officers, and town marshals. It also offers inservice training for police officers and executive training for police chiefs.

The basic training course for new police officers consists of over 600 hours of training. Major areas of instruction include criminal and traffic law, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, physical tactics, EMS awareness and human behavior. Officers are also required to study other police related subjects such as accident investigation, criminal investigation, domestic violence and sexual assault, water rescue training, Standardized Field Sobriety Test, crime prevention and drug and narcotics.[1]

In addition to the main training academy in Plainfield, six satellite facilities are certified by the board to offer training courses throughout the state:

  • Fort Wayne Police Academy  – Fort Wayne
  • Indiana State Police Academy at ILEA  – Plainfield
  • Indiana University Police Academy  – Bloomington
  • Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Academy  – Indianapolis
  • Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (NILEA)  – Hobart
  • Southwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (SWILEA)  – Evansville

See also[edit]

  • Law enforcement agencies in Indiana

Other articles of the topic Law enforcement/Law enforcement topics : Parkchester Department of Public Safety
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  1. "ILEA: Basic Training". Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Retrieved February 4, 2014.

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