IACP Foundation

Message from the Chairman
Chief Bryan Shearer, Ligonier P.D.

I would like to introduce you to the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police Foundation. This foundation is a 501(c) 3 corporation which operates within the guidelines established by the IRS for all foundations.

The mission of the Foundation is to promote professionalism, training and networking for the law enforcement executive and to enhance public awareness of law enforcement and public safety issues. 

In support of it’s mission, the Foundation formed the Police Executive Leadership Academy (PELA). PELA offers a comprehensive, up-to-date training curriculum that extends and fulfills the vision of the IACP Foundation.

The PELA program is organized into levels based on the leadership scope and needs for all law enforcement agencies. Each course provides intensive instruction within a functional area of the management process.

The need for professional law enforcement and the training of law enforcement executives in Indiana are at an all-time high. Through our programs, we at the Foundation are committed to bringing this level of training and professionalism to our state.