Law Enforcement Officer Academy
Peace Officers /
Law Enforcement Officers
The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy purpose
♦ Upgrade law enforcement to professional status
♦ Maximize training opportunities for law enforcement officers
♦ Coordinate training and to set standards for the law enforcement services
ILEA offers a 16-week Basic Academy for new recruits as well as numerous specialty schools and refresher training courses for law enforcement officers.
Paths to Certification
For sworn LEOs with Iowa agencies:
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
Professional training for Peace Officers in Iowa
ILEA Certified Instructors
Instructor reports current as of February 9, 2024.
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy conducts POST cognitive testing and MMPI testing and evaluations for sworn peace officers, civilian jailers, communication specialists, and Reserve peace officers. The testing is conducted at ILEA and at local sites when requested. The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy will assist sheriffs’ offices and civil service commissions with promotional testing for sworn personnel in sheriffs’ offices. This testing can be conducted at the ILEA or at the local agency.
The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy can make referrals and provide a list of mental health professionals who are experienced in working with law enforcement officers in handling problems both on and off-duty. This includes exposure to critical incidents, chemical dependency problems, marital difficulties, etc. These clinicians can perform Fitness for Duty Assessments and critical incident stress debriefings.
The POST and MMPI is given the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The POST is given at 11 and the MMPI at 1:30. To schedule a test, please call (515) 331-5778.