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When law enforcement officers encounter someone with whom they are unable to effectively communicate, they can use the “I Speak” language identification guide. The pocket-sized guide features laminated, spiral-bound cards containing the phrase “I speak [name of language]” in 80 different languages from around the world, plus 10 indigenous dialects from Central America.
The “I Speak” guides enable public servants to request interpretation services for the correct language by allowing literate individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) to quickly indicate the proper language for which interpretation is necessary.
When the person has indicated which language he or she speaks, the officer should follow the dictates of his or her agency’s language access plan. Most often this will involve contacting an on-call language interpretation service with whom the agency has a contract.
Indiana’s judiciary is committed to ensuring that courts’ and law enforcement officers’ interactions with non-English proficient individuals are fair, trustworthy, and intelligible. The Court Interpreter Program Advisory Committee of the Commission on Race and Gender Fairness developed the “I Speak” language identification guides for distribution to courts and law enforcement officers throughout Indiana.
Customize the guide for your agency or jurisdiction.
Anyone interested in obtaining a high-quality file to download and customize for their own organization should contact Staff Attorney LaKesha Triggs at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Court Reform Grant from the Indiana Supreme Court made possible the development, production, and distribution of our state’s “I Speak” Language Identification Guide.
The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Associates (ILEAA) recently announced its Commemorative Brick Project which will recognize donors and officers, past and present, in the law enforcement services. A portion of the brick sales will then be dedicated to helping support Academy training functions and purchasing Academy equipment.
These bricks will be sold for $50.00 and will be engraved with these names and displayed by the front entrance of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. For more information: CLICK HERE.
The Indiana Attorney General is offering a grant program for training officers in the use of Narcan (for opioid overdose). The following letter (which has been edited slightly for length) and the accompanying link introduce this program.
(Submitted for use by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller on Nov. 25, 2015)
In recent months, law enforcement officers in our state have gone beyond the call of duty to serve another mission – to save lives that would have been lost to prescription drug or heroin overdose. The number of heroin overdoses in Indiana has more than doubled in the last few years.
While many officers already are trained in first aid, CPR and basic first response procedures, the drug overdose epidemic and many avoidable deaths have created new challenges for officers who primarily focus on enforcing laws.
Throughout our state, 55 law enforcement agencies have been trained to administer naloxone – also called Narcan – which is a fast-acting antidote to an opioid-induced overdose.
Now, instead of waiting for medical assistance to arrive, law enforcement can act fast to administer naloxone. Within minutes or even seconds, the opioid effects are blocked, breathing is restored and a life is saved. In the short time since law enforcement was granted civil immunity to administer naloxone, at least 165 lives have been saved across Indiana.
A new grant program has been created to support more widespread use of this life-saving tool. The grants are open to nonprofits registered with the State Department of Health to distribute naloxone kits and provide training on the use of naloxone to law enforcement and other first responders.
More information on the naloxone grant program is available at: http://www.in.gov/bitterpill/nalaxone-training-first-responders.html.
In order for in-service students to ensure that the training they receive is from a certified LETB instructor, the instructor identification number has been modified to reflect both the instructor’s expiration date and in what areas the instructor is certified to teach.
New instructor cards coming from the Academy will reflect this new ID number, and current instructors are asked to add the prefix and suffix to their present numbers when signing training rosters or producing training certificates. This new system is effective immediately.
Click here to read the Executive Order for all of the details.
The Academy is moving forward and in an effort to simplify the registration process of the Free ILEA In-service online training, we have developed a procedure that would allow a onetime departmental registration that would allow Officers access to all of our In-service online training with one login. For more information CLICK HERE.
Information on all Mandated In-Service Training can now be found HERE.
A new video demonstrating proper technique and typical protocol violations that occur during testing is now ready for viewing on-line. This video, which is presented by the ILEA's Lt. Steve Guthrie, is recommended to all students prior to training for the fitness test.
Lt. Guthrie is assisted by several officers from different departments, including: Troy Torrence & Jennifer Holt - ISP, Kristen Sprunger - Grant Co. SD, Jennifer Fults & Emily Peek – State Excise Police, Bruce Barnes - Noblesville PD & Michael Anderson – Anderson PD.
For those needing a few hours to complete your 2013 in-service requirement, do not forget the on-line Report Writing modules. A new module ["Using Mind Mapping" 45 Min. (10.01 CSV015)] was recently posted.
In addition, prior Basic students who have graduated within the last two years also have a” Writing Improvement Program” for department or individual use included within the Basic Course Report Writing Materials that they were issued while at the Academy. This material is designed to be easily adapted by department LETB instructors to be usable for satisfying part of the annual in-service requirement.
Check out all of our on-line training at: http://www.in.gov/ilea/2472.htm.
An updated edition of the very popular Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement is now available. The Guide discusses the fundamental principles of investigating a crime scene and preserving evidence and contains everything you need to know in order to yield reliable information.
Originally released in 2000, the updated version is intended for use by law enforcement and other responders who have responsibilities for protecting crime scenes, preserving physical evidence, and collecting and submitting the evidence for scientific examination. The Bureau of Justice Assistance funded the effort to update the Guide. The day-to-day work was done by the National Forensic Science and Technology Center.
To read or download the updated version of Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement click here.
ILEAA is an alumni-style organization which was created primarily to support training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy through contributions and equipment purchases.
The ILEAA is also empowered to provide assistance to the other Law Enforcement Training Board (LETB) academies. The ILEAA Board of Directors is entirely composed of academy graduates, one from each of the seven (7) basic training academies (ILEA, ISP, IMPD, NILEA, SWILEA, IU and Fort Wayne).
If you value your academy experience and would like to support future academy improvements, the Executive Committee of the ILEAA invites you to become a member.
Voting membership is offered to those who have graduated from one of the LETB approved basic training academies, but Associate and Sustaining (business) memberships are also available.
For further information or an application, please visit the ILEAA webpage. Then send your membership application to the ILEAA, care of the Community Foundation of Morgan County by downloading the application and mailing a hardcopy along with your $25.00 annual membership fee to:
ILEAA c/o CFOMC
56 N. Main Street
Martinsville, IN 46151
History, Creation and Function of the ILEAA:
The possibility of creating an alumni association was first discussed in earnest in 2010, but the concept had been considered decades earlier. After several years of deep budget cuts, much of the training equipment at ILEA was in serious disrepair. A method for replacing some of this equipment outside of the normal budgeting process was badly needed. It was at that time that several ILEA staff members began investigating how an alumni association could help.
During the early discussions, the possibility of an association which was directly attached to the Academy was investigated. It was then determined that a better approach might be to create a totally independent association with the core purposes of supporting the basic training function, purchasing equipment and providing instructor training for all of the academies.
By its final signing ceremony, on November 1, 2012, the ILEAA had its bylaws further modified to allow for partnering with a not-for-profit community foundation. The Community Foundation of Morgan County was ultimately chosen. With the ILEAA partnering with the Community Foundation of Morgan County, most contributions will immediately be tax deductible including the $25.00 membership fee.
The staff and instructors at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy are excited about how this Association could potentially make major contributions to upgrading equipment and supporting training endeavors. They invite you to join them if you feel the same.
To see a slideshow from the ILEA's Charter signing by it's Founding Members, CLICK HERE.
You can now download and print “Reporting Instructions” for all ILEA classes. Go to our “Calendar” page and click on the month of the class. Then click on “View” beside the course name. You will find link for the “Reporting Instructions” after the course description, near the bottom of the page. We are also now emailing “Instructor Certification” cards to the departments. Soon to follow will be “Instructor Requests”. If you have any questions please call Niki Smythe at (317) 837-3250.
We have had several questions from police departments regarding the Acadis System. Listed below are some of these issues and questions and hopefully answers that will help for a smoother operation.
Click here to read Lt. Bob Black's commentary on LETB/ILEA Instruction in the use of Less Than Lethal Force.
In his commentary Lt. Black refers to an article, originally published in the LETB UPDATE, Volume XVI, No. 4, December 1998, which explains the ILEA's reasons for changing the phrase commonly used to identify training in use of less than lethal force from"defensive tactics" to "physical tactics". That original article can be viewed by clicking here.
The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy cannot accept payment prior to the start of a class. Payment is due when your officer(s) checks in on the first day of training. Our business section can invoice your department or payment can be made by check, money order, cash or purchase order.
The Annual Reporting of 24 hours of In-Service Training for the previous calendar year is due by March 31 of each year.
IC 5-2-1-9(g) requires an Indiana law enforcement officer to satisfactorily complete a minimum of 24 hours of in-service training each year in order to be eligible for continued employment as a law enforcement officer.
The Law Enforcement Training Board (LETB) has established guidelines for allowing training presented primarily through electronic means to be counted for the annual 24 hour continuing education requirement for certified officers.
The responsibility for determining what type of training and the quality of the training falls to the department training officer and chief executive officer as it always has with the more conventional modes of training.
The LETB has established the following guidelines:
The Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board has approved the certification of crime scene investigators. The forensic methods employed by the scientific community, the high standards demanded by the courts and the public's increased expectation for the identification, collection, and preservation of physical evidence has focused the need to hold the crime scene investigator to a higher standard.
The crime scene certification process, approved by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board, was a cooperative effort between the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, the Indiana State Police Laboratory Division and its quality assurance program and representatives of agencies from across Indiana. While voluntary and cost free, the certification establishes a minimum standard of training and experience in order to become certified.
If your department needs to cancel a student from an ILEA in-service class, it must be done no later than five (5) working days prior to the start of the class. If a student does not show up or cancellation is made any closer to the start of a class your agency will be responsible for payment in full of this class.
Here's a list of the ILEA facility use fees effective July 1, 2015:
Rates and hours charged are per day (full day or any part of the day).
|EVO (Track, Skill Pad)||$500||20|
|Skid Car (Regular "Pit" or "Spin" Car)||$425||17|
|ILEA Vehicle Usage (per vehicle)||$350||14|
|ILEA Vehicle Usage (per vehicle)
(applies to "Basic" academies only)
|Indoor Firing Range||$350||14|
|Outdoor Handgun Range||$350||14|
|Outdoor Shotgun Range||$350||14|
|Tactics and Simulations Bays-Non Live Fire||$350||14|
|FBI & DOC||No Charge|
|Tactical Engagement Center (T.E.C.)||$475||17|
|ISP & IMPD||No Charge|
|Other Academy Facilities|
|Gym or Mini Gym||$250||10|
|Learning Resource Center||$350||14|
If other supplies or services are requested there may be an additional charge.
Verify with the Business Section.
*CREDIT HOUR VALUE IS $25/HOUR FOR FACILITY OR EQUIPMENT USE ONLY.
Cancellation Policy (This applies to facility fees and course fees) :
|5 Business Days or more||No Charge|
|Less than 5 Business Days||Payment In Full|
Food and Lodging Only:
|- Dinner **Temporarily Discontinued**||$7.00|
|Lodging: Per Bed / Per Night||$25.00|
|Duplicate Certificate||$15.00 per copy|
|Grade Transcript||$15.00 per transcript|
Notice: Rates are subject to change each July 1st.