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Deputy Director for Standards and Training

Date Posted:  Jul 12, 2022
Requisition ID:  367004

Plainfiled, IN, US, 46168


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA):

Indiana's center for law enforcement education, ILEA is a world class academy that trains law enforcement professionals for service.. The Academy prepares law enforcement professionals for service through rigorous training based upon values and respect


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

The Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board (LETB) Deputy Director for Standards and Training (DDST) is the official designated to develop applicable policies and ensure compliance with law enforcement standards and training operations, statewide. This oversite role includes law enforcement agencies, law enforcement organizations, offsite Board programs, basic law enforcement, and correctional academies.  When requested, the DDST serves as spokesperson on behalf of the Executive Director and the LETB throughout the State of Indiana at meetings, conferences, before the General Assembly, and law enforcement agencies. 


The DDST serves as a liaison between the training academies and the LETB and travels to agencies and academies statewide to monitor compliance with Board policies and procedures and relevant state and federal laws. 


The DDST designs & monitors program development of certification, training & testing of law enforcement officers & other commissioned programs, academies, commanders, & instructors statewide; As such, he/she oversees the design, administration, and implementation of the training curriculum for all mandated basic, pre-basic, refresher and in-service law enforcement training in the State of Indiana. The incumbent supervises the creation of minimum standards for all statutorily required topics taught in the basic academies. DDST is responsible for the uniform application of all training classes, evaluations, and instructor credentials at all basic academies or training programs authorized by the LETB.  The DDST reports directly to the Executive Director. 

About the Job Continued:

The DDST is responsible for and oversees the decertification process whereby an officer’s credentials may be limited, suspended, or revoked as described in the law. The DDST works with the ILEA legal staff to investigate, prepare cases, and testify before the LETB. The DDST ensures statutory and regulatory compliance with both due process and access to public records.


The DDST is expected to conduct or oversee regular compliance assurances of all LETB-authorized academies and training programs. This individual is expected to create and coordinate advisory committees including a corps of experts to assist with curriculum development and compliance assurances, to provide advice and consultations with academics, and otherwise ensure the LETB minimum standards are implemented consistently and uniformly. Such compliance measures will include, but not be limited to, appropriate and safe physical facilities, instructor credentials, training curricula, tests, records compliance, and other evaluative reports. The purpose of such compliance checks is to find best practices; to assure current, regular, and uniform training; to provide consistent evaluations, and maintain open communication with all training providers.  While uniform application of minimum standards is the requirement, the DDST also interprets those standards, maintaining a balance between individual settings and needs and the expectations for professionalism by the citizens of the State of Indiana. As a department executive, the DDST must create and maintain excellent relationships with agency heads, government officials, and other POST operations across the country. 


The DDST adheres to established guidelines for budget preparation and management, departmental policies, State and Federal law, and LETB standards.  Knowledge requirements are varied, from the intricate (detailed training policy interpretation, and knowledge of standardized performance-based testing) to the broad and ambiguous with legal precedent-setting implications.  The DDST exercises considerable independence in determining appropriate programming needs for the many departments and staff classifications. Though the DDST will be called on for public presentations, this position is not expected to conduct regular instruction.

A Day in the Life:

  • Supervises the planning, coordination, development, performance, and evaluation of all required training, including researching, designing, developing, and executing strategies to achieve all training objectives
  • Oversees and ensures the ongoing development of uniform minimum standards of practices for all law enforcement training throughout the state
  • Creates a system for receiving and acting on information related to the limitation, suspension, and revocation of law enforcement credentials
  • Prepares investigative reports, attends hearings, and testifies before the LETB on matters of law enforcement credentials 
  • Supervises curriculum specialists who create materials used in training programs throughout the State
  • Establishes collaborative working relationships with law enforcement agencies, training directors and POST agencies across the country
  • Works with academy directors across the state to manage/monitor/and implement all aspects of the basic training curriculum
  • Performs inspections of law enforcement training academies to determine compliance with LETB standards    
  • Creates a corps of consultant-evaluators to assist in inspections and advising of academies and training programs authorized by the LETB
  • Responsible for remaining current on any statutory changes that would affect law enforcement training 
  • Oversees the creation of processes and rubrics to be used as an evaluation tool for instruction and scenario-based training
  • Represents the Academy at public speaking engagements as appropriate 
  • Provides practical training needed to carry out the uniform application of training standards
  • Assists in performing special projects/assignments as directed by Executive Director
  • Reviews training audits, reviews/recommends training curriculum and annual training needs assessment/plans as instructed by the LETB and/or Executive Director
  • Operates departmental vehicles to travel to other facilities, seminars, conferences, or training sites 
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Creates subject matter advisory committee to establish curricula, goals, behavioral objectives, and training evaluations

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Demonstrated experience in the development and application of legal standards of professional law enforcement training practices
  • Law enforcement or public safety experience is preferred
  • Master’s degree or higher, preferred fields include: education, criminal justice, criminology, or psychology, or research and data science
  • Knowledge of adult education theories, methods, principles, practices, techniques, and assessment tools.
  • Broad knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement training goals and objectives 
  • Ability to develop uniform assessment methods to assure consistent application of training standards across the State.
  • Broad knowledge of law enforcement policy and procedure
  • Ability to work flexible hours until a task is completed
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and to write professional correspondence and/or documents using correct grammar and punctuation
  • History of increasing responsibility and accountability
  • Ability to tactfully gain information and cooperation from others
  • Ability to accept supervision and constructive feedback
  • Ability to provide supervision and direction of staff
  • Ability to adhere to agency dress code and/or grooming standards
  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment
  • Excellent observational skills
  • Comply with all state policies addressing drug use

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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