A Letter From Director Horty Regarding Annual Training
March 8, 2021
To: All Indiana Law Enforcement Agencies
Dear Sheriffs, Chiefs, Town Marshals, and Training Coordinators:
In an ongoing effort to improve the service and professionalism of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, all procedures, policies, and protocols are undergoing a thorough review. One of the policies being examined is in-service training.
Both I.C. §5-2-1-9(g) and 250 IAC 2-7 concern the whys and wherefores of in-service training. Currently, each sworn LEO and reserve must complete 24 hours of in-service training, consisting of 2 hours in EVO, 2 hours in physical tactics, 2 hours in firearms, and 18 hours in any other topic taught in any course at ILEA. All these in-service hours must be completed between January 1 and December 31 of each calendar year.
I'm aware that past ILEA administrations have allowed a 'grace period' that extended through the first month or two of subsequent years. That is, if a LEO didn't get the full 24 hours completed in the calendar year the hours could be made up after January 1 of the following year and the training would be applied retroactively. This is, of course, in direct violation of Indiana law.
In fairness, the change of this 'unwritten' policy of a grace period will not end immediately; All sworn Indiana law enforcement officers and reserve officers will be held to completion of in-service training hours effective December 31, 2021. In other words, the 'grace period' will be observed for training due by December 31, 2020, but all training required for calendar year 2021 must be completed by December 31, 2021. That allows all sworn officers and reserves a full 9-10 months to get her/his in-service training completed. For the bad things that can happen if not timely completed, simply read 250 IAC 2-7-4.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
Timothy M. Horty,
If you have any questions, please contact our records section at 317-839-5191.
Use this link to access the Acadis Portal for all your annual reporting needs :
Reporting Annual Training is in decimal format. Please refer to the chart on training time on how to enter it in. Example: If you watch a 13 minute video you would enter it as 0.22. Please be sure to use 0. (zero then the decimal point) before adding the rest of your number.
CLICK HERE for Time Conversion Chart.
New Annual Training Requirements For Reserves
Introducing the ‘new’ annual training requirements for Reserves law enforcement departments. The following information outlines the method to report compliance with Reserve training requirements, and offers record keeping tips to maximize accuracy and minimize confusion regarding reporting of training for all officers. CLICK HERE.
On-line Registration and In-service Reporting
On-line In-service Reporting Instructions - Revis. 2/11