The Fishers Police Department is committed to being responsive to the community in the delivery of quality service and to the profession by continuously seeking excellence.
The department recognizes its responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to every individual. The department’s objective is to improve the quality of life through a community partnership, which promotes safe, secure neighborhoods, and the department strives to make Fishers a community where all people live safely without fear.
The values of the Fishers Police Department revolve around people, leadership, service and performance.
Sergeant Angela Ellison supervisors the recruitment and hiring and community outreach and engagement functions of the police Department. Sgt. Ellison is the primary public information officer and liaison between the PD and all media outlets. Sgt. Ellison is on call year-round to aid on scene or help the media as needed.
Officer Brad Myers is the primary Recruiter for the police department. He manages every phase of the hiring process. Officer Myers also assists in the community outreach and engagement function of the police department.
The Fishers Police Department has over 120 sworn officers, whose primary purpose is to serve and protect the city of over 88,000 people. The police department is comprised of four major divisions: Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Support and Operations. New recruits will initially be assigned to the Patrol Division.
A patrol officer is responsible for enforcing statutes, laws, and regulations designed to protect the life and property of the citizens of Fishers.
A police officer candidate receives comprehensive training through a recruit training program at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Upon graduation from the academy, the police officer candidate will be advanced to the Field Training Program.
The work of a police officer involves considerable personal risk and requires the use of sound, independent judgment in all emergency situations. The tactful, conscientious performance of duties is carried out with limited supervision. The police officer works in an environment that encompasses the tenets of community-oriented policing with quality service delivery being paramount. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, working rotating shifts, patrolling a designated area in the city to preserve the peace and to prevent and discover the commission of crime, resolving problems within the community, directing traffic at pedestrian crossings and street intersections; enforcing motor vehicle operations and parking regulations, and performing communication functions. A police officer is also required to conduct preliminary investigations at the scene of a crime, administer first aid, gather evidence, obtain witness statements, make arrests, and testify in court.
As a Fishers Police Officer, you will grow professionally and personally as you advance your career in a rewarding community policing environment. As a patrol officer, you will be eligible to apply for assignments in your choice of specialized units: