Message from the President
Chief Byran Shearer, Ligonier P.D.
I would like to introduce you to the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police Foundation. This foundation is a 501(c) 3 corporation which operates within the guidelines established by the IRS for all foundations.
The mission of the Foundation is to promote professionalism, training and networking for the law enforcement executive and to enhance public awareness of law enforcement and public safety issues. The Foundation accomplishes its mission by providing a voluntary accreditation program for law enforcement agencies, the Indiana Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (ILEAC).
The Indiana Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission was formed in 2005 to establish a body of standards designed to:
- Increase law enforcement agency capabilities to prevent and control crime
- Increase agency effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of law enforcement services
- Increase cooperation and coordination with other law enforcement agencies and the criminal justice system
- Increase citizen and employee confidence in the goals, objectives, policies, and practices of the agency.
Additionally, ILEAC was formed to develop an accreditation process that provides law enforcement agencies an opportunity to voluntarily demonstrate that they meet an established set of professional standards.
Also in support of it’s mission, the Foundation has formed the Police Executive Leadership Academy (PELA). PELA offers a comprehensive, up-to-date training curriculum that extends and fulfills the vision of the IACP Foundation.
The PELA program is organized into levels based on the leadership scope and needs for all law enforcement agencies. Each course provides intensive instruction within a functional area of the management process.
The need for professional law enforcement and the training of law enforcement executives in Indiana are at an all-time high. Through our programs, we at the Foundation are committed to bringing this level of training and professionalism to our state.