Community Training Opportunities

The Noblesville Police Department provides training to the community on several aspects of law enforcement. This includes firearms training, vehicle operations, defensive tactics, active shooter, and more. Once trainings for each specialty are scheduled, they will be posted along with a link to sign up for the class.

Firearms  |  Vehicle Operations  |  Defensive Tactics  

VirTra  |  Active Shooter 


The Indiana Gun Law and Civilian Self-Defense Course is intended for any citizen wanting to learn more about the laws in the State of Indiana that govern the carry and use of firearms.  It is NOT intended as a firearms maintenance class or safety course and individuals interested in those should look at one of the other, more specific options. The class is divided into two sessions, each approximately 2-hours in length.  Attendance at Session 1 is a pre-requisite to Session 2

The course will provide attendees with a broad overview of Indiana gun laws, starting with the Indiana Constitution.  The attendee will learn how Indiana defines different types of firearms and why that is important to know.  The attendee will learn about the Indiana permitting process for carrying a handgun, along with what area remain prohibited even with a permit, and how to carry legally and safely without a permit.  They will learn about reciprocity laws and how to travel with their firearms.  In Session 2, the attendees will focus on state laws that govern the use of force in the State of Indiana, including both statutory and case laws.  There will be some hypotheticals for testing applicability.  The course will finish with blocks on post-incident process and considerations, or what to do after you have had to use force?  Both courses are taught by a certified firearms instructor, and attorney, with more than 20 years instructing use of force related topics. 

Gun Laws #1
The Gun Laws Session #1 will cover:

  1. Indiana Firearms Definitions
  2. State Constitutional Effects
  3. Permitting Requirements and Process
  4. Permitless Carry and Reciprocity
  5. Travel Considerations
  6. Controlled Weapon Issued That Aren’t Firearms

TRAINING DATE: June 19, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Guns Laws #2
Gun Laws Session #1 is required before attending Session #2. Gun Laws Session #2 will cover:

  1. State Laws governing the Use of Force by Civilians
  2. Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground
  3. Hypotheticals to apply law
  4. Post-Incident Process issues


Firearms Maintenance Course
This course is intended for the citizen who want to learn the basic of firearms maintenance, along with tips for proper cleaning ad storage.  Topics covered will include the necessary equipment, safety concerns, long-term versus short-term storage concerns, preservation, how to clean and how often to clean, and what NOT to do or clean with. This course is approximately 1-2 hours in length.


Firearms Safety and Storage in the Home
This course is intended for the citizen who owns, or plans to own, firearms and has questions about how to do so safely.  There will be a review of current secured storage options and the sliding scale between security and accessibility.  We will also cover basic gun handling safety concerns such as how to safely check if a firearms is loaded, how to properly clear a firearm, etc. Other topics will touch on how to talk to your children about firearms,  how often should you train, and what type of training is appropriate. This course is approximately 1-2 hours in length.


Vehicle Operations

Teen Vehicle Operations (T.V.O.)
Students will get the opportunity to operate a police vehicle on a closed driving course to better understand what training officers receive during Emergency Vehicle Operations (E.V.O.). This course will have various skill sets involved (backing, parallel parking, evasive maneuvering). Students will also be given the opportunity to drive a golf cart on a closed course while wearing “drunk goggles” to simulate the effects of driving while intoxicated and learn the effects alcohol and drugs can do to our bodies.


Defensive Tactics

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)
R.A.D. is a women-only self defense program. The program is broken up into four three-hour sessions. The training culminates in a dynamic simulation where participants use what they have learned in a realistic situation.





Active Shooter

Noblesville Police Departments provides ALICE training (Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate) which teaches subjects how to handle an active shooter situation. In this course, you will learn several principles such as evacuation, barricading, or fighting back. This 4-hour presentation is broken up with drills so you can practice the skills you learn in the classroom setting. We are also able to modify the training depending on your unique circumstances.