Law Enforcement Academy

To become a certified police officer, Iowa law requires the successful completion of training at an approved law enforcement training facility. Indian Hills Community College has been designated as a Regional Law Enforcement Training Facility by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council to provide certification training to officers who meet the minimum enrollment requirements as outlined in 501-2 (80B).

Officers must be certified within one year of their employment, unless the Academy Council has granted an extension under Iowa Administrative Rule 501-3.1(3) 80B.


Learn more about our Life. Changing. Academy

IHCC Program Highlights
Meet the Academy Director
Certifications Obtained
Enrollment Requirements
Academy Cost
Academy Dates
Lodging Options


Upcoming Trainings & Events

February 12: Defensive Edge 1911 Armorer Course
February 13-14:  Defensive Edge Basic AR 15 Armorers Course
February 15-16: Defensive Edge Advanced AR 15 Armorers Course
May 7-9: ASP Baton Instructor School
May 17:  ILEA Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor Recertification School
September 16:  Axon Roadshow, Equipment Demonstration
November 18-22:  ILEA Telecommunicator 40-hour Certification School


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Josh O’Dell
Director, IHCC Law Enforcement Academy

North Campus, 14383 College Ave. Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

641-683-5111, x1497