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Human Resources Office
200 E. Washington Street Suite T1541
Indianapolis, Indiana  46204
Office: (317) 327-5211
Job Line: (317) 327-3368
email the Recruiter

Initial Requirements
Initial requirements for sworn employment with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are established by the Indiana Code which provides that applicants:

  1. Must be a resident citizen of the United States
  2. Must be 21 years old and not have reached their 36th birthday by date of appointment   (Exception: 4 years active military service and not over 40 years of age.) 
  3. Has never been arrested or charged with a felony that has not been  expunged by a court, even if charges were later dropped.
  4. Effective immediately:  Applicants must have a public or non-public high school diploma or a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma.  (The HSE test was formerly the General Educational Development (GED) test.)   Homeschooled students who apply must have an HSE diploma, unless the applicant presents documentation from an accredited college indicating that he/she has met admission requirements for that college.  This documentation must be a letter or transcript from the college. 
  5. Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence under [18 USC §922 (g)], that has not been  expunged by a court, even if charges were later dropped 
  6. Must possess a valid driver's license from their state of residence
  7. Must be a resident of Marion County, Indiana or one of the seven adjoining counties at the time of appointment to the Department
  8. Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military
  9. Must pass a mandatory drug screening test

Screen Requirements
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's applicant screening process is multi-phased and consists of the following steps:

  1. Preliminary Application
  2. Written Examination
  3. Oral Interview
  4. Physical Agility Test
  5. Polygraph Examination
  1. Background Investigation
  2. Medical Examination
  3. Psychological Examination
  4. Drug Screening
  5. Board Approvals

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