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 Domestic Preparedness Section

​The Domestic Preparedness Section is made up of one Lieutenant, one Sergeant, and two Patrolmen. The Domestic Preparedness Section plays an integral role within IMPD by delivering essential training programs, managing key software platforms, providing grant management and essential logistical support that reaches the entire department.

Active Shooter Training

Members of the Domestic Preparedness Section teach Active Shooter training to schools and private businesses throughout Marion County. For more information please contact Sgt. Steve Hadley at

Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CI/KR)

The Domestic Preparedness Section works with federal, state, and local partners to catalog and document critical infrastructure in and around Marion County. Critical Infrastructure is defined as- Assets of the United States essential to the nation's security, public health and safety, economic vitality, and way of life. Simply put, its power grids and water filtration plants; national monuments and government facilities; telecommunications and transportation systems; chemical facilities and much more. By working with our partners we are able to better understand threat and risk and ensure we keep the Indianapolis Regional area safe.


Facility Vulnerability Assessment

The Domestic Preparedness Section works with stakeholders to assist them with identifying facility vulnerabilities such as access control, additional security needs, and lighting etc. and provides options for consideration in mitigating those vulnerabilities.  To schedule an assessment of your facility please contact Officer Mike Woida at

Digital Sandbox

Digital Sandbox is a software platform that allows the community to share information such as photos, contact information, blueprints and emergency plans with public safety, for use during critical incidents. This software also provides access to the Indianapolis CAD (Computer aided dispatch) feed to these community partners which gives them situational awareness as it relates to police, fire and ems runs around their facilities.

Register for training here


Grant Management

The DPS is the department’s Federal Homeland Security Grant Program managers. This section manages orders, receives, and tracks all grant related purchases.


The DPS is home to the IMPD’s Logistics Support Unit (LSU). The LSU is made up of 20 team members from throughout all areas of the department. When needed, personnel respond from their primary assignment as a radio car, investigator or administrator, to support an incident, training or event. Responsibilities include setting up command posts, rehab areas for officers while working large special events, and delivering needed equipment to support trainings or an incident. The LSU manages a fleet of seven pickup trucks, six enclosed trailers, twelve flatbed or utility trailers, ten Polaris Rangers, one John Deere Gator, a three stall portable lavatory trailer, as well as numerous generators, portable shelters, hand-washing stations and other miscellaneous equipment.

Respiratory Protection and Personal Protective Equipment

The Domestic Preparedness Section is home to the Respiratory Protection managers of IMPD. Each officer on IMPD is issued a PPE kit that contains the following items:

  • MSA Millinium Full Face Air Purifying Respirator
  • CBRN Cartridge For Respirator
  • Butyl Overboots
  • Butyl Gloves
  • Tyvek Suit
  • Tychem Suit
  • Eye Protection
  • Chemical Tape
  • First Aid Kit
  • Personal Hygiene Kit


Each officer receives 16 hours of initial training regarding how to use this equipment and then must Fit test annually per OSHA standards. The DPS also Fit Tests numerous other local and regional agencies. Annually the DPS performs nearly 2000 Fit Tests.