BUPD Training & Education

The Butler University Police Department is a fully State Certified Police Department. As such, every officer is required to meet state standards of training each year in order to keep their certification active. Below are some of the state statutes regulating training as well as some of the mandated subjects. Training subjects can change yearly to meet current demands or trends.

This document contains a listing of recent training.

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

Autism, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Endangered IC 5-2-1-9(g)
Adults & High Risk Missing Persons (including those under 21 years of age)

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

De-Escalation Training IC 5-2-1-9 (g)

Annual In-service Training Requirement  IC 5-2-1-9(g)
Presently 24 hours annually – must include 2 hours in Firearms, 4 hours in Defensive 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:
Domestic, Child Abuses, SIDS, CPR, Heimlich Maneuver, and others
State: IC 5-2-8-5(e)(1-17)
County: IC 5-2-8-1(h)(1-19)
Local: IC 5-2-8-2(f)(1-18)

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

Federal :
NIMS (DHS, required for DHS grants)
Bloodborne Pathogens (EPA, 29 CFR 1910.1030)
Hazardous Materials (EPA & OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.120)
Familiarization with Reflective Clothing Rule (DOT 23, CFR 634)

  • The above is a list of trainings that are completed by every sworn police officer. Specialized trainings applicable to specific positions, i.e.: Clery, Investigations, Dispatch, RAD, are in addition to the trainings listed.

Butler University Police Departments training has been recognized for excellence in Policy Management and Training.

The Butler University Police Department (BUPD) announced today, May 3, 2024, that it has been recognized for excellence in policy management and training in 2023 by Lexipol, the nation’s leading provider of policy, training and wellness support for first responders and public servants. This is the 2nd consecutive year BUPD has been recognized.

The Lexipol Connect program tracks BUPD’s performance on five metrics proven to measure success in policy management. BUPD achieved Silver recognition for consistent and effective policy dissemination to personnel, timely policy updates as laws change, and officer training on policies.