In-Service Training of Sworn Officers
Sworn officers are required to complete ongoing training every year. State statute mandates that 24 hours of in-service training are completed every calendar year. Below is a list of those required courses:
- The minimum number of hours will be 24 hours.
- At a minimum, two (2) of these hours must be in the subject of firearms.
- At a minimum, two (2) of these hours must be in the subject of physical tactics and the use of force.
- At a minimum, two (2) of these hours must be in the subject of police vehicle operation.
Mental Illness, Addiction & Disabilities - IC 5-2-1-9(g)
Human Trafficking (8 areas) - IC 5-2-1-9(g) & IC 5-2-1-9(a)(10)
Autism IC 5-2-1-9(g)
Theft of Valuable Metals - Does not appear in code – expires in 2011.
Departments should obtain the training in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
General Continuing Education 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
(State: 5-2-8-5; County: 5-2-8-1; Local: 5-2-8-2; Conservation: 5-2-8-7; Excise: 5-2-8-8).
Domestic and Child Abuses IC 5-2-8-[1&2&5](e)(1-16)
SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) IC 5-2-8-[1&2&5](e)(17)
CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)and Heimlich Maneuver IC 5-2-8-[1&2](e)(18).
Departments should be prepared to show that officers are competent in these areas although these do not necessarily require annual training.
NIMS (National Incident Management System)(DHS, required for DHS grants)
Bloodborne Pathogens (EPA, 29 CFR 1910.1030)
Hazardous Materials (EPA & OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.120)