§ 36-8-3-1 Application of chapter
§ 36-8-3-2 Powers and duties of safety boards
§ 36-8-3-3 Organization of safety boards; appointment, numbers, and compensation of police officers, firefighters, and other officials; division of city into precincts and districts; authority of chiefs
§ 36-8-3-3.5 Right of representation; recommendation by chief to safety board of termination or demotion
§ 36-8-3-4 Police officers and firefighters; discipline, demotion, and dismissal; hearings; appeals; administrative leave
§ 36-8-3-4.1 Certain towns and townships; reprimand or temporary suspension of members without prior hearing; review by safety board
§ 36-8-3-4.3 Suspension or termination of EMS personnel; right to hearing and appeal
§ 36-8-3-5 Merit boards and commissions; exemption from statutory procedure
§ 36-8-3-6 Police officers; powers and duties
§ 36-8-3-7 Police officers and firefighters; special duty; school security police
§ 36-8-3-8 Police department; civilian personnel; merit system
§ 36-8-3-9 Oaths; depositions
§ 36-8-3-10 Police departments, chiefs, and captains; powers and duties
§ 36-8-3-12 Board members, police officers, and firefighters; elective and appointive office
§ 36-8-3-13 Adoption of rules regulating performance bonds
§ 36-8-3-14 Police and firefighters’ insurance funds; creation, management, and distribution
§ 36-8-3-15 Police officers and firefighters; exemption from militia service
§ 36-8-3-16 Destruction of burning buildings; recovery of damages
§ 36-8-3-18 Humane officers; appointment; powers and duties
§ 36-8-3-19 Police matrons; appointment; powers and duties; accommodations; compensation; qualifications
§ 36-8-3-20 Police reserve officers
§ 36-8-3-21 Police or fire department members; membership in 1977 fund required
§ 36-8-3-22 Police reserve officers; medical care for line of duty injury or illness; third party reimbursement
§ 36-8-3-23 Police reserve officers; payments for loss of income for line of duty injury or illness

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 36 > Article 8 > Chapter 3

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Autism: means a neurological condition as described in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the court or a person authorized to perform the clerk's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • in writing: include printing, lithographing, or other mode of representing words and letters. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Judgment: means all final orders, decrees, and determinations in an action and all orders upon which executions may issue. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Oath: includes "affirmation" and "to swear" includes to "affirm". See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Sheriff: means the sheriff of the county or another person authorized to perform sheriff's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verified: when applied to pleadings, means supported by oath or affirmation in writing. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5