Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (NILEA)

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 Classes

One-Day Computer Digital Investigations Training
Dates: 5/22/2019 at 9:00 AM through 5/22/2019 at 4:00 PM
Location: 705 East 4th Street, Hobart, IN

Tactical Flight Officers Course
Dates: 5/29/2019 at 8:00 AM through 5/30/2019 at 5:00 PM
Location: 775 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN

Domestic Violence Intervention
Dates: 6/17/2019 at 8:00 AM through 6/17/2019 at 4:00 PM
Location: 705 East 4th Street, Hobart, IN

2-Day Grade Crossing Collision Investigation
Dates: 6/26/2019 at 8:00 AM through 6/27/2019 at 4:00 PM
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Basic Recruit Physical Assessment
Dates: 7/29/2019 at 8:00 AM through 7/29/2019 at 12:00 PM
Location: 705 East 4th Street, Hobart, IN

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