Indianapolis, IN – After an exhaustive search, a new Director of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) was identified and has accepted an offer to lead the ILEA through the year 2022, with an option for the contract to be extended upon mutual agreement. The new director, Mr. Tim Horty, will be a familiar face and name to many longtime residents of the Greater Indianapolis area.
Many lifetime residents of Indianapolis, as well as long serving law enforcement professionals, recall Director Horty’s 26 years of service to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department from 1981 through 2007. Horty started his law enforcement career as an Indiana University Police Officer from 1977 to 1980 as he was attending Indiana University where he obtained degrees as a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Studies and a Master of Education.
During Director Horty’s tenure with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department he had a number of assignments, inclusive of uniform patrol, vice and service at the training academy. Horty also served as a Patrol Lieutenant, a Mounted Unit supervisor and as a Deputy Chief for the East and West Districts of Indianapolis. Horty is most remembered by the public for his service as a Public Information Officer for three different Chiefs of IMPD.
After retiring from IMPD Director Horty joined the The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana, located in downtown Indianapolis, where he served as the Law Enforcement Coordinator and Public Affairs Officer for more than 11 years from 2007 until November of 2018 when he resigned to accept the Director’s position with the ILEA.
Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter, who, by Indiana Code, also serves as Chairman of the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board (ILETB) which is the governing body of the ILEA said, “Tim is exceptionally well qualified – by his formal education and his exemplary years of law enforcement experience – to shepherd the ILEA into a new era of training excellence.” Carter concluded, “His leadership, organizational and consensus building skills combined with his level headed matter-of-fact approach to problem solving make him an ideal fit to be the Director of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.”
Horty has been married to his wife, Mary for 35 years. He and Mary have two adult children and one grandchild. In his free time Director Horty enjoys volunteering at his church, hunting, triathlon competitions and wood working.
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