40 Hour Pre-Basic Course
Enrollment for the current 40 hour pre-basic course is now closed. Come back to this page for announcements about future course dates and enrollment information.
Please see the below information from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy reference the definition and explanation of the pre-basic course.
“Pre-basic” is a forty (40) hour class designed to comply with I.C. §5-2-1-9(f), and serves two (2) primary functions in law enforcement:
1. Successful completion permits new police hire to be paid to enforce Indiana criminal law for a one-year period after the date of hire. I.C. §5-2-1-9(e). This allows the new police hire to engage in law enforcement activities pending completion of Tier I or Tier II basic training at ILEA (or one of the satellite academies). Completion of basic training extends the law enforcement officer’s ability to enforce criminal laws indefinitely, subject to compliance with the annual in-service training requirements. I.C. §5-2-1-9(g).
2. Successful completion of pre-basic is necessary for a reserve officer, appointed under I.C. §36-8-3-20, to engage in law enforcement activities. There is no requirement that a reserve officer attend Tier I or Tier II basic training at ILEA (or one of the satellite academies), but reserves are required to undergo additional training as designated by the chief executive officer of the department. 250 IAC 2-9-1(b). Further, reserve officers must also comply with the annual in-service training requirements. I.C. §5-2-1-9(g). Anyone with any other questions about the course or future opportunities to train with the Southport Police Department, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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