COVID-19 Outbreak Shuts Down Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

Jul 29, 2021

A majority of the 117 students in the 2021 class at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy are unvaccinated.
Credit Justin Hicks / IPB News

The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy – which trains the majority of police across the state – temporarily halted operations because of a COVID-19 outbreak.

The training facility, based in central Indiana, reported that as of Wednesday morning, 10 students had tested positive, with nine more getting re-tested. And 50 students – nearly half the class – have to quarantine because they’re either close contacts or symptomatic.

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A restart date hasn’t been announced. The academy said it’s consulting with the Indiana Department of Health on masking requirements and separating students to avoid further outbreaks.

It said a majority of the current class of 117 is unvaccinated.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.