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Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

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The minimum 40-hour Jail Officers Course is another part of the Academy's ongoing mandatory training. All jail officers from county sheriff's departments throughout Indiana must successfully complete the jail officer training within a year of their appointment date. Areas of classroom discussion include: legal considerations from intake to release, jail security, medical considerations, suicide prevention, abnormal behavior in inmates, admissions and booking, stress management, and the Indiana Department of Corrections procedures and relationships to inmates and jails. The course is designed to provide new jail officers with the basic information necessary to allow them to function in their facilities, and is intended to be supplemented by annual inservice training provided by their respective departments.