Train to be an Officer

Completion of the Cadet Officer Program, which includes the Indiana University Police Academy, provides comprehensive and unique law enforcement training which, coupled with the university’s educational programs, produces a highly qualified, experienced, and educated law enforcement professional.

Video Gallery

Cadet Officer Program Overview
Cadet Officer Program Overview
Indiana University Police Department Academy
Indiana University Police Department Academy
Academy Alumni
Academy Alumni
Cadet Officer Program - Social Cut
Cadet Officer Program - Social Cut
  • Client
    Indiana University Police Department
  • Scope
    Pre-Production, Production, and Post
  • Location
    Bloomington, IN
  • Year


The IU Police Academy reached out to Train918 because they were having a problem. The issue was straightforward, “People don’t know that this program exists.” With the IUPA being the only program of its kind, our goal was simple; introduce, inform, and share success stories of the IUPA’s long-standing program.

IU students in the academy receive education and training on more than 90 topics,¬†totaling over 600 hours of instruction with more than 16 examinations. Some of the material covered includes federal and state laws, individual’s rights, investigation procedures, physical tactics, medical aid,¬†and emergency vehicle operations.


Our team created three long-form videos for IUPA including an Overview video, a Cadet Officer Program video, and an Alumni Highlight video, as well as one short-form social media video. The project consisted of several interviews with current instructors, directors, and past alumni.

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    The Cadet Officer Program started in 1972
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    The only national program that allows students to work as police officers
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    1200 graduates since the start of the IU Police Academy
"The Train918 team makes it a point to build trust and transparency with their clients from the beginning all the way through the production process. Having everyone on the same page is critical to the success of the project and Train918 definitely understands that this starts with a positive relationship with their clients. There was definitely a few laughs along the way!"
Stephen Luce, Director of Public Safety Education
Indiana University Police Department

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