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Law Enforcement Training Specialist

Date Posted:  Nov 19, 2021
Requisition ID:  286687

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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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.


Salary Information:

This position has a pay range of $44,616.00 to $78,182.00 annually.

About the Job:

As a Law Enforcement Training Specialist, you will provide training to new and experienced law enforcement officers. The purpose of this training is to prepare the officers for law enforcement duties and to satisfy the training mandate of officers established by law. You will be working within the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA). 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:  

  • Conduct basic hands-on training as well as specialized courses for new recruits. 
  • Conducts physical training for students, beginning with an assessment of each students’ physical condition
  • Certify police officers designated by their department on specialized training like emergency vehicle operation, firearms, criminal investigations, jail officers’ course, new Chief of Police training, etc. 
  • Research, develop, and update training curricula and lesson plans. 
  • Recommend modifications to curriculum of other law enforcement training programs. 
  • Determine certification status of trainees. 
  • Counsel, tutor, and provide special guidance to trainees as needed. 
  • Serve as Academy coordinator for training conducted by other agencies utilizing academy facilities. 
  • Attend various workshops, seminars and reading professional journals to keep abreast with the latest in the field of correctional training. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role. 

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. 

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Knowledge and skill typically acquired through a Baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice, Police Administration, or Police Science plus five years or more of police experience; related academic achievement plus specialized work experience, or highly specialized work experience alone may substitute for a Baccalaureate degree where appropriate
  • Graduate of an LETB certified academy 
  • Current LETB Instructor
  • Five (5) years full-time professional experience in corrections, education, in-service training, or related experience  
  • Veteran/Law Enforcement Candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Specialized knowledge of the various programs offered by the academy including all specialty areas (e.g., firearms, physical tactics and emergency vehicle operations). 
  • Specialized knowledge of training and educational methods, techniques, practices, principles, and group dynamics
  • Ability to conduct training analysis, needs assessments, and post-training effectiveness
  • Ability to organize and present material in lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and self-study formats
  • Ability to obtain certification as a trainer in specialized subject area(s).


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) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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