This session, House Republicans are working on legislation to support local law enforcement, and boost accountability and transparency in policing.
House Bill 1006 would require full employment record sharing between police departments to identify bad actors, provide additional flexibility to the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board in order to address significant officer misconduct, and require de-escalation training for new recruits and current officers.
House lawmakers are also committed to investing in improved training programs and much-needed facility upgrades at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, which hasn’t been updated since the 1970s.
Indiana’s public safety officials risk their lives to protect local communities, and they need the tools to continue keeping Hoosiers safe. Key supporters of the proposal include the Indiana State Police, Indiana State Police Alliance, Indiana Fraternal Order of Police, Indiana Sheriff’s Association, Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Hoosier State Press Association, Inc., the Indy Chamber of Commerce and the Public Defender Commission.
From improved training to increased accountability, these enhancements would help Hoosier police officers better serve and protect their communities.
House Bill 1006 passed out of the House of Representatives unanimously. The legislation now heads to the Senate for further consideration. To learn more, click here.