AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning corrections.
, AS AMENDED BY P.L.25-2000,
SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 9. (a) The board shall adopt in accordance with
all necessary rules to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
Such rules, which shall be adopted only after necessary and proper
investigation and inquiry by the board, shall include the establishment
of the following:
(1) Minimum standards of physical, educational, mental, and moral fitness which shall govern the acceptance of any person for training by any law enforcement training school or academy meeting or exceeding the minimum standards established pursuant to this chapter.
(2) Minimum standards for law enforcement training schools administered by towns, cities, counties, the northwest Indiana law enforcement training center, agencies, or departments of the state.
(3) Minimum standards for courses of study, attendance requirements, equipment, and facilities for approved town, city, county, and state law enforcement officer, police reserve officer, and conservation reserve officer training schools.
(4) Minimum standards for a course of study on cultural diversity awareness that must be required for each person accepted for training at a law enforcement training school or academy.
may exercise the police powers described in subsection (d) if the
officer successfully completes the pre-basic course established in
subsection (f). Successful completion of the pre-basic course authorizes
a law enforcement officer to exercise the police powers described in
subsection (d) for one (1) year after the date the law enforcement
officer is appointed.
(f) The board shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to establish a pre-basic course for the purpose of training:
(1) law enforcement officers;
(2) police reserve officers (as described in IC 36-8-3-20 ); and
(3) conservation reserve officers (as described in IC 14-9-8-27 );
regarding the subjects of arrest, search and seizure, use of force, and firearm qualification. The pre-basic course must be offered on a periodic basis throughout the year at regional sites statewide. The pre-basic course must consist of forty (40) hours of course work. The board may prepare a pre-basic course on videotape that must be used in conjunction with live instruction. The board shall provide the course material, the instructors, and the facilities at the regional sites throughout the state that are used for the pre-basic course. In addition, the board may certify pre-basic courses that may be conducted by other public or private training entities, including colleges and universities.
(g) The board shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to establish a mandatory inservice training program for police officers. After June 30, 1993, a law enforcement officer who has satisfactorily completed the basic training and has been appointed to a law enforcement department or agency on either a full-time or part-time basis is not eligible for continued employment unless the officer satisfactorily completes a minimum of sixteen (16) hours each year of inservice training in any subject area included in the law enforcement academy's basic training course or other job related subjects that are approved by the board as determined by the law enforcement department's or agency's needs. In addition, a certified academy staff may develop and make available inservice training programs on a regional or local basis. The board may approve courses offered by other public or private training entities, including colleges and universities, as necessary in order to ensure the availability of an adequate number of inservice training programs. The board may waive an officer's inservice training requirements if the board determines that the officer's reason for lacking the required amount of inservice training hours is due to any of the following:
(1) An emergency situation.
(2) The unavailability of courses.
(h) The board shall also adopt rules establishing a town marshal
basic training program, subject to the following:
(1) The program must require fewer hours of instruction and class attendance and fewer courses of study than are required for the mandated basic training program.
(2) Certain parts of the course materials may be studied by a candidate at the candidate's home in order to fulfill requirements of the program.
(3) Law enforcement officers successfully completing the requirements of the program are eligible for appointment only in towns employing the town marshal system (IC 36-5-7) and having no more than one (1) marshal and two (2) deputies.
(4) The limitation imposed by subdivision (3) does not apply to an officer who has successfully completed the mandated basic training program.
(5) The time limitations imposed by subsections (b) and (c) for completing the training are also applicable to the town marshal basic training program.
(i) The board shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to establish a police chief executive training program. The program must include training in the following areas:
(2) Media relations.
(3) Accounting and administration.
(5) Department policy making.
(6) Firearm policies.
(7) Department programs.
(j) A police chief shall apply for admission to the police chief executive training program within two (2) months of the date the police chief initially takes office. A police chief must successfully complete the police chief executive training program within six (6) months of the date the police chief initially takes office. However, if space in the program is not available at a time that will allow the police chief to complete the program within six (6) months of the date the police chief initially takes office, the police chief must successfully complete the next available program that is offered to the police chief after the police chief initially takes office.
(k) A police chief who fails to comply with subsection (j) may not serve as the police chief until the police chief has completed the police chief executive training program. For the purposes of this subsection and subsection (j), "police chief" refers to:
(1) the police chief of any city; and