State law enforcement academy training halted because of COVID-19 surge


Officials at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield announced Wednesday, July 28, that “Due to a significant outbreak of COVID-19 among students, the Law Enforcement Training Board has made the decision to temporarily suspend the 2021-22 class at ILEA.”

The academy is where police and sheriff’s recruits from across the state are trained. It is unknown if any local law enforcement students are affected.

An academy press release stated: “As of Wednesday morning, 10 students had tested positive and nine additional students are being retested after initial results were inconclusive. Additionally, 50 students must isolate because they are symptomatic or quarantine because they are considered close contacts of a positive case.

“The majority of the 117 students are unvaccinated.

“The Indiana Department of Health will again provide specific protocols, such as cohorting students and masking requirements, for all ILEA operations. A restart date has not been set.”

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