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Upcoming Law Enforcement Training Board Meeting Dates

Meetings will be held at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, at 1:00 p.m. in the Learning Resources Center on the following dates:

  • February 16th, 2015 
  • April 20st, 2015  
  • June 15th, 2015
  • August 17th, 2015 
  • October 19th, 2015   
  • December 21th, 2015

Certificate Revocations

The Law Enforcement Training Board has revoked the following basic law enforcement certifications:

 Name Date of Birth    Date Revoked
 Aaron M. Bishop  06/23/76  Sept. 21, 2011
 Jamie P. Buford  11/13/68  Feb. 9, 2011
 Dana L. Cotton  06/28/59  Jul. 13, 2011
 Robert C. Culp  09/30/64  Feb. 9, 2011
 George Michael Deatrick  8/10/45  Mar. 21, 2012
 James Dejuan Davis  07/29/74  Dec. 15, 2010
 Noble Earl Duke  01/27/69  Oct. 13, 2010
 Jason P. Edwards  04/29/71  Dec. 15, 2010
 Michael D. Fogle  4/27/68  May 24, 2012
 Ronald M. Fargo, Jr.  06/23/62  Feb. 16, 2009
 Haven R. Freeman  11/20/75  Jul. 13, 2011
 Michael B. Flynn  01/09/74  Nov. 5, 2009
 Ryan L. Huston  09/17/74  Feb. 9, 2011
 Edward O. Kabella  2/1/69  Aug. 29, 2014
 Chad D. Knight  05/05/61  Oct. 1, 2007
 Joseph R. Kumstar  4/28/71  Sept. 2, 2014
 Mark A. Lewandowski  09/26/73  Aug. 18, 2008
 Dennis L. Lewis  07/21/57  Jul. 13, 2011
 Robert B. Long  08/17/73  Dec. 15, 2010
 Tony W. Macik  03/31/70  Aug. 26, 2010
 Zachary Paul Miller  07/20/82  Jun. 18, 2010
 Michael Mosier  07/14/82  Dec. 15, 2011
 Joshua M. Nygren  07/08/77  Jun. 3, 2011
 Rodney L. Peters  03/30/66  Jun. 16, 2009
 Micah J. Rulli  03/09/84  Jul. 13, 2011
 David L. Scudder  10/10/70  Jul. 27, 2010
 Anthony Shaun Smith  09/08/71  Aug. 26, 2010
 Ronald D. Slusser, Jr.  3/18/64  Sept. 2, 2014
 Michael Charles Smith  12/22/60  Dec. 15, 2010
 Dennis Michael Swanson  03/03/47  Apr.16, 2007
 Andrew J. Taghon  03/06/74  Feb. 9, 2011
 Timothy S. Whitright  12/30/82  Jan. 9, 2013
 William C. Wike, Jr.  06/01/67  Jul. 27, 2010
 Cale H. Worley  12/20/84  Mar. 13, 2013

Mandated In-Service Training

Mental Illness, Addiction & Disabilities** - IC 5-2-1-9(g)

Autism, Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Endangered Adults* - IC 5-2-1-9(g)
Human Trafficking (8 areas)* and ** - IC 5-2-1-9(g) & IC 5-2-1-9(a)(10)
Annual In-service Training Requirement  - IC 5-2-1-9(g)
Presently 24 hours annually – must include 2 hours in firearms*, 2 hours in physical tactics/use of force*** and 2 hours in police vehicle operation

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 and Child Abuses, SIDS, CPR and Heimlich Maneuver, and others
State: IC 5-2-8-5(e)(1-17); County: IC 5-2-8-1(h)(1-18); 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)
Hazardous Materials (EPA & OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.120)
Familiarization with Reflective Clothing Rule (DOT 23, CFR 634)

*Training now available through ILEA website.
**DVD available for purchase through ILEA Quartermaster.
***DVD available for rental through ILEA Learning Resource Center.

Legal Checklist For Law Enforcement Management

By Mr. Charles N. Braun II, Law Enforcement Training Board Staff Attorney

This checklist will deal with legal issues and matters that police administrators should be concerned with as they plan for and administer their department missions. As more of the subjects listed below are addressed by the department, both a greater law enforcement quality and a reduction of civil liability exposure will take place.

1. Will the department provide the required 17 subject abuse training to every officer on the department as mandated by IC 5-2-8-1 through 5-2-8-8?

2. Will the department provide the required pre-basic training to newly appointed public payroll officers as mandated by IC 5-2-1-9?

3. Will the department provide the required training to newly appointed reserve officers as mandated by IC 5-2-1-9 and IC 36-8-3-20?

4. Will the department provide the required annual training report to the Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Training Board as required by IC 5-2-1-1 and 250 IAC 2-8-3?

5. Will the department provide the required 24 hours of annual continuing education to all public payroll officers as mandated by IC 5-2-1-9? Will the department comply with the new requirements of PL 85 found at IC 5-2-1-9(g) regarding annual in-service training regarding interaction with persons with mental illness, addictive disorders, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities to be provided by persons approved by the Law Enforcement Training Board and the Secretary of Family and Social Services?

6. Will the department provide the mandated training under federal law regarding hazardous material emergency response personnel under EPA and OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1910.120?

7. Will the department provide the mandated training and/or equipment under federal law to employees who may come in contact with blood or other body fluids under OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.1030?

8. Will the department comply with the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act as found in 29 U.S.C. Section 201 et seq. and the U.S. Department of Labor regulations dealing with employee salary calculation, working hours and overtime compensation found at 29 CFR?

9. Will the department comply with the requirements of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1991 regarding sex discrimination and the non-use of physical agility tests that make differences on the basis of sex as also required by IC 36-8-3.2-3.5 for PERF full-time police officers?

10. Will the department comply with the comprehensive requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act as found in federal statutes at 42 U.S.C. Section 12101 et seq. and Indiana law IC 22-9-5-1 et seq.?

11. Will the PERF Department submit its physical agility test and general aptitude test (if one is used) to the Law Enforcement Training Board (for review, not approval) as required by IC 36-8-3.2-3.5 for PERF departments hiring full-time police officers?

12. Will the PERF Department comply with all PERF changes, when made under Indiana law at IC 36-8-1-1-et seq.?

13. Will the department have both comprehensive and quality standard operating procedures that reflect the latest law and practical standards for police officers?

14. Will the department comply with all of the financial record keeping requirements of the Indiana State Board of Accounts?

15. In terms of employee work safety, will all the requirements of federal and state OSHA be met?

16. Will all of the requirements of both the Indiana Open Door Law (IC 5-14-1.5-1 through 5-14-1.5-8) and the Public Records Law (IC 5-14-3-1 through 5-14-3-10) be fully met in terms of public access to police information especially the law requiring a daily log/record of all police activity to be prepared within 24 hours under IC 5-14-3-5?

17. Will there be a plan in place that will handle and process all notices of tort claims as well as filed civil liability lawsuits. With the latest court decisions and jury verdicts, there will most certainly be increased litigation.

18. If your agency is bound by local ordinances, board of public safety resolutions, collective bargaining agreements, employment contracts, or specific court orders, are these being fully complied with?

19. Will there be a complete and fair promotion plan in place especially for merit departments pursuant to IC 36?

20. Are there programs in place that will both detect and eliminate employee discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, age (especially for department civilian employees), physical disability, or freedom of speech?

21. Will the department's overall record keeping system be adequate to meet both legal review and litigation challenges?

22. Will the department comply with all of the requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 under federal law found at 29 U.S.C. Section 2601 et seq.?

23. Has the department reviewed the new LETB rules that took effect January 1, 2004 found at 250 IAC 2 et seq.?

24. Has the department taken steps to comply with the provisions of federal law pursuant to the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004, found at 18 U.S.C. Section 926B(a) and 926C Indiana law at IC 35-47-13 regarding the carrying of concealed weapons nationally by current and retired police officers?

25. Will the department comply with the new Indiana Supreme Court Administrative Court Rule 9 concerning court records?

26. Will the department comply with the evidence collection and disposition laws found at IC 35-33-5-1 et seq. and IC 35-43-4-4(h)?

27. Will the department comply with the new refresher course requirements as stated in IC 5-2-1-9 (n) and the Law Enforcement Training Board Administrative Rule 12 for officers out of law enforcement for two or more years at the time of their reappointment?

28. Will the department take steps to revoke an officer's basic training certificate if the grounds for revocation are present as required by IC 5-2-1-12.5.?

29. Has the department taken steps to provide to its officers the in-service training called for regarding human and sexual trafficking pursuant to IC 5-2-1-9 (a)(10) and IC 35-42-3.5?

30. Has the department taken steps to provide improved witness testimony skills training now that under new Indiana Rules of Court the members of the jury can take notes, can ask witnesses their own questions through the judge, and cameras (on an experimental basis) in the courtroom have been approved?

Certainly a legal checklist, for law enforcement could be extended into many other areas. Nonetheless, the above list refers to the present major legal matters of concern for Indiana based police.

The above material is being provided in an effort to generally inform law enforcement officers regarding various legal issues of interest. For specific application of these matters to your particular circumstances, consult your prosecuting attorney or police department legal counsel.

You are also invited to call Mr. Braun with questions at his Academy office (317) 837-3264. Please no e-mail messages as legal questions usually require a detailed exchange of information which personal conversation can provide best. Lack of confidentiality with e-mail is also a concern.