The Committed Catalyst for Law Enforcement Improvement

The International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) is an international organization of training managers and executives dedicated to the improvement of public safety personnel. IADLEST serves as the national forum of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) agencies, boards, and commissions as well as statewide training academies throughout the United States.

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National Decertification Index
A searchable national registry of certificate or license revocation actions related to officer misconduct.

Would you like to know more about the NDI?  Click here to read our FAQ.

Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) is an effective, predictive, location-based policing approach to crime and traffic safety that delivers law enforcement services at the right place and at the right time.

Pursuit Policy Workshops
In an effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries resulting from vehicular pursuits, ALERT International and IADLEST, through a Cooperative Agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, are partnering to provide pursuit policy workshops throughout the United States.

The National Law Enforcement Academy Resource Network (NLEARN) links all United States law enforcement training academies and provides a variety of resource services.

PAPA - Program Approval Processing Application 
Commercial, non-profit and government training providers: IADLEST offers you an easy way to submit your training programs to state POST organizations for approval.


A Message From Our President

image placeholderAs I write this column, I have barely had time to unpack from the 2012 IADLEST annual conference held in Savannah. I had a great time and enjoyed meeting with many of you while attending all the training and social opportunities. A number of folks worked very hard to make this conference the success that it was and they deserve mention and our sincere appreciation. Over 127 conference attendees and representation from countries of Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Herzegovina and Nigeria made this one of the largest conferences in recent memory.

First round of thanks has to go to Ken Vance and the Georgia P.O.S.T. for all their work in hosting the conference and coordinating all the social events. Their efforts assured that everyone attending the conference knew that we were in the hospitable Peach State and added a social component that created more opportunities for networking. It is often said that just as much learning occurs during the social interaction of conference attendees than during the training sessions themselves. They also share credit in bringing us our featured leadership speaker, Jack Enter, a Georgia resident. The Georgia Special Olympics benefited from the Fun Run/Walk and silent auction that raised $2,300. A special thank you to everyone who brought something to the auction.

A large thank you goes to Director Connie Patrick and the entire FLETC crew for all their contributions to the conference and training that they provided. FLETC pulled all the stops in making the conference possible for many of us, then providing first-rate training. I particularly enjoyed the tour of the FLETC facilities. We learned about the crime of human trafficking with the DHS Blue Campaign, had a terrorist briefing, training on the Below 100 initiative and a legal presentation on “Brady/Giglio”.

Thank you to all our vendors who provided informative breaks and lunches. Without their support, conferences such as ours would not be possible. Their products and interest in IADLEST also contribute to making our law enforcement profession better.

Thank you to the Redden Group for all their help in coordinating the logistics of the conference. Their efforts make day-to-day planning and logistics of holding a conference manageable for all. I am looking forward to their future participation as we plan the 2013 conference in Portland. Information about our ‘Call for Presenters’ and the 2013 Portland conference will be at soon. Reserve the dates of June 2-5, 2013 now!

Thank you to the executive team of IADLEST and the efforts of our out-going president, Dick Clark. Under his guidance, IADLEST has hired a full-time executive director and has set this organization on a path for future success. I owe a great deal of gratitude to Dick and all the recent past presidents for making the tough decisions that have set this organization on a path of being the national leader on peace officer standards and training and made my job as incoming president all the easier.

Last, thank you to all of you who support the mission of IADLEST and have entrusted me with the presidency of this organization for the next year. It is a privilege to be a part of IADLEST and I am looking forward to serving you as we build on past successes and move forward.

Bill Muldoon


Below 100 is an initiative to reduce police line-of-duty deaths to fewer than one hundred per year.

The Five Tenents:
  • Wear Your Belt
  • Wear Your Vest
  • Watch Your Speed
  • WIN—What’s Important Now?
  • Remember: Complacency Kills!

    Learn more at:   Below 100


    Tuitition-FREE online training program on police pursuit.
    In this one-hour lesson your will achieve the following objectives:

    • Discuss US Supreme Court decisions and State-specific statutes that have impacted and governed vehicular pursuit operations

    • Discuss the components of the IACP vehicular pursuit policy guide

    • Compare your agency’s current pursuit policy with the IACP pursuit guidelines

    • Develop an action plan for your agency that supports vehicular pursuit operations and addresses any weak or missing areas within the current pursuit policy

    Online Pursuit Policy Workshop



    Announcing the NDI 2.0

    The National Decertification Index (NDI) is a national registry of certificate or license revocation actions relating to officer misconduct.  The NDI has received a facelift and some technical improvements.  We're calling it the NDI 2.0, and it features:
    • An improved, easier to use design.
    • New, simpler searching based on last name, with sortable results.
    • More information shown to make it easier for you to make a determination.
    • For current IADLEST website users, the same username and password will now allow you to access the NDI as well other IADLEST systems such as NLEARN*
    Access the NDI 2.0 at, or from the Projects menu at the top of the website.

    To improve security, the login accounts for the old NDI are no longer active.
    To activate your access to the NDI 2.0, please visit the NDI and click the Request Access button. If you already have an IADLEST website account, be sure to log in first. If you don't, it's not a problem, just fill out the form to identify yourself and set up your account. Your POST director will be notified automatically to review and approve your request.

    If you do not receive a reply within several days, contact your POST director. If you still have problems, we will troubleshoot, contact me at and I will forward to your POST or our tech people.

    * Access is subject to approval.  The records contained in the NDI are provided by participating state government agencies and should be verified with the contributing authority.  Inclusion in the database does not necessarily preclude any individual from appointment as an officer.

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    IADLEST Training Template

    The IADLEST Training Template can to be used to submit vendor-designed courses for law enforcement training to the states. Use the Template to document your course.  Now available for download.

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    2010 Reciprocity Handbook

    The IADLEST Reciprocity Handbook is an invaluable resource for academy directors, personnel managers, counselors and students, as well as experienced police officers considering new employment in another state.  Now Available.

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