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Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
We have a competitive hiring process and are always looking for qualified men and women to serve as sworn police officers. Interested candidates must meet the following requirements:
  • Shall possess a valid Indiana driver's license (or obtain one within 60 days of becoming an Indiana resident) and have no more than eight active points 
  • Shall be a U.S. citizen 
  • Shall be at least 21 years of age and not have reached 36 years of age by date of appointment.  The maximum age limit is 40 years and 6 months if you are a veteran with 20 years of service.  Veterans include those who were previously in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or the Indiana National Guard.
  • Shall be drug-free and have no convictions for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs 
  • Shall not have a conviction for operating a vehicle while intoxicated or with a blood alcohol content of .08% or above 
  • Shall have no felony convictions 
  • Shall have no convictions of any Class A misdemeanor
  • Shall have no convictions for selected Class B misdemeanors. 
  • The Chief of Police will make the final decision regarding disqualification in this area.
  • Shall not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence 
  • Shall not have been dishonorably discharged from the military 
  • Shall be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate 
  • Shall not have used an illegal drug in the last three years
  • Shall meet or exceed Indiana Law Enforcement Physical Fitness Exit Standards, which are:
- 29 sit-ups in 1 Minute
- 25 pushups (untimed)
- At least a 16” vertical jump
- 1.5 mile run in 16 minutes 28 seconds
- 300 meter run in 71 seconds

Please take a moment and review this video explaining the Indiana Law Enforcement protocols for each test.