Evansville Police Department


In-Service Training of Sworn Officers

Sworn officers are required to complete ongoing training every year.  State statute mandates that 24 hours of in-service training are completed every calendar year.  Below is a list of those required courses:

  • The minimum number of hours will be 24 hours.
  • At a minimum, two (2) of these hours must be in the subject of firearms.
  • At a minimum, two (2) of these hours must be in the subject of physical tactics and the use of force.
  • At a minimum, two (2) of these hours must be in the subject of police vehicle operation.


Mental Illness, Addiction & Disabilities – IC 5-2-1-9(g)

Human Trafficking (8 areas) – IC 5-2-1-9(g) & IC 5-2-1-9(a)(10)

 Autism IC 5-2-1-9(g)


Theft of Valuable Metals – Does not appear in code – expires in 2011.
Departments should obtain the training in 2009, 2010 and 2011.


General Continuing Education Requirement – IC 5-2-1-9(g) 
Presently 24 hours annually – must include 2 hours in Firearms*, 2 hours in Physical Tactics/Use of Force and 2 hours in Police Vehicle Operation.


Officers should receive some training in all of the IC 5-2-1-9 requirements each year. The areas specifically required in IC 5-2-1-9 can be used to partially satisfy the 24-hour requirement.


Under State/County/Local Continuing Education Laws
(State: 5-2-8-5; County: 5-2-8-1; Local: 5-2-8-2; Conservation: 5-2-8-7; Excise: 5-2-8-8).
Domestic and Child Abuses IC 5-2-8-[1&2&5](e)(1-16)
SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)  IC 5-2-8-[1&2&5](e)(17)
CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)and Heimlich Maneuver IC 5-2-8-[1&2](e)(18).


Departments should be prepared to show that officers are competent in these areas although these do not necessarily require annual training.


Federal :
NIMS (National Incident Management System)(DHS, required for DHS grants)
Bloodborne Pathogens (EPA, 29 CFR 1910.1030)
Hazardous Materials (EPA & OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.120)