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Mandated In-Service Training

The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy is pleased to announce a partnership with Indiana University Public Safety and the IU Office of Online Education to produce new online training offered free for in-state police officers.

The ILEA training modules can be accessed remotely and include mandatory topics that count toward your annual 24-hour training requirement.

Interested officers can simply create an online account with IU Expand and view the interactive training. Each module takes approximately one hour to complete, and after successful completion a printable certificate is generated, which the officer can forward to their training coordinator for entry into ACADIS.

Topics include:

Special thanks to IU eLearning Design & Services, IU East and IU South Bend criminal justice faculty who created the training modules, and IU Associate Vice President and Superintendent for Public Safety Benjamin D. Hunter for their unselfish dedication to the project. Find more information about IU Online at

Here's a list of all State-Mandated training subjects:

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)

Hazardous Materials (EPA & OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.120)
Per OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(8) Refresher Training, First Responders at the awareness level,  “shall receive annual refresher training of sufficient content and duration to maintain their competencies, or shall demonstrate competency in those areas at least yearly.”

Annual In-service Training Requirement  IC 5-2-1-9(g)
Presently 24 hours annually – must include 2 hours in Firearms*,2 hours in Police Vehicle Operation, and 4 hours Defensive Tactics that must be hands-on covering the categories outlined in the new DT Training program.
(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)
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 four (4) hours Defensive Tactics. 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.