Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (NILEA)

A message from the Indiana Department of Health to first responders:

On January 4th, 2021, the Indiana Department of Health announced that first responders (fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, volunteers, reserve officers) are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

This includes anyone employed by a first responder agency in a public-facing position that requires in-person contact, increasing the risk for potential exposure to COVID-19.

For more information on First Responder Vaccine Eligibility - Click Here.
For information on How to Schedule a Vaccination Appointment - Click Here.


 
 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE: AS OF JULY 16, 2015 THERE WILL BE A $10 FEE FOR DUPLICATE COPIES OF DOCUMENTS INCLUDING RECRUIT CERTIFICATES AND DATA SHEETS/TRANSCRIPTS.


FACILITY USAGE FEE: AS OF JANUARY 6, 2019 THERE WILL BE A FACILITY USAGE FEE CHARGED TO ALL NON-MEMBERS. CLASSROOM FEE: $150.00 PER DAY, MAT ROOM: $250.00 PER DAY. PLEASE CONTACT NILEA STAFF FOR AVAILABILITY. 

The Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (NILEA) was created on September 15th, 1982. Originally named the Lake Suburban Public Safety Training Council, Inc., the organization's inception was in response to a legislative mandate that all police officers in Indiana have a minimum of sixteen (16) hours of in-service training to maintain certification as law enforcement officers.

The four charter member agencies of the Public Safety Training Council were Highland, Schererville, Crown Point, and St. John. Over the following decades, membership grew to as many as over sixty-four (64) police departments covering a twelve (12) county radius. The name of the organization also changed, and by 1990 it was known as the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Training Center (NILETC).  When the LETB authorized  NILETC to deliver basic recruit training, it was renamed to the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (NILEA).  Today, NILEA provides in-service training programs to over one thousand eight hundred (1,800) police officers, offering in-service training classes and two fifteen (15) week basic recruit academy classes annually.

Upcoming ClassesDomestic Violence Intervention
Dates: 3/4/2021 at 8:00 AM through 3/4/2021 at 4:00 PM
Location: 705 East 4th Street, Hobart, IN

Railroad Investigation and Safety Course
Dates: 3/16/2021 at 8:00 AM through 3/16/2021 at 4:00 PM
Location: 705 East 4th Street, Hobart, IN

2-Day Basic Ground Fighting** COURSE IS FULL**
Dates: 5/6/2021 at 8:30 AM through 5/7/2021 at 4:00 PM
Location: 705 East 4th Street, Hobart, IN

Financial Workshop: Edward Jones' 10 Rules of the Road to Investing
Dates: 5/12/2021 at 8:00 AM through 5/12/2021 at 4:00 PM
Location: 705 East 4th Street, Hobart, IN

Animal Related Investigations
Dates: 5/17/2021 at 8:30 AM through 5/21/2021 at 4:30 PM
Location: 4203 Montdale Park Drive., Valparaiso, IN

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