Boone County, Indiana Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Mike Nielsen

Boone County Sheriff’s Office 2021 Training


The Boone County Sheriff's Office is excited to announce that we will continue to offer training for citizens after postponing training during the pandemic. We are proud to be one of the few law enforcement agencies in the country that allows citizens to train alongside military and law enforcement. Due to the shortened time frame and range availability, there will be fewer courses offered. We are working on many courses for 2022! In addition to our citizen handgun courses, we are again bringing in Steve Tarani, the number one instructor in the country regarding personal security and safety, for Hands to Guns (Live Fire) September 11-12, 2021, 2021, and Advanced Edged Weapons/Karambit December 4-5, 2021. Our citizens classes, Principles of the Defensive Handgun, will be offered on the following dates. Please contact Joy Stewart at with any questions.


July 24-25, 2021                  (Co-ed)

August 21-22, 2021            (Ladies Only)



Information on the courses is below. To register for one of Steve Tarani's courses, please go to  To register for Principles of the Defensive Handgun, please go to


For any questions regarding any of our classes, contact Joy Stewart at

Brittany Hicks

Executive Secretary

1905 Indianapolis Ave

Lebanon, IN 46052

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8am - 4pm

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