2018 Salary Schedule for Merit Police Office
Indiana law requires all law enforcement officers to attend and successfully complete a basic training program approved by the Law Enforcement Training Board. Programs approved by the Board are based upon a validated analysis of the tasks that law enforcement officers perform, or must be prepared to perform, each day. Emergency runs, vehicle crashes, violent family and neighborhood disputes, and the arrest of combative persons are examples of these tasks. The stress, physical contact, and exertion experienced by an officer during these activities will equal or exceed those experienced by a contact sport athlete during a hard practice or game.
To prepare recruits to meet these challenges they will, while attending the Academy, drive emergency vehicles; practice handcuffing, baton, and weapon retention techniques; qualify with both a handgun and shotgun; run, jump, wrestle, and be thrown to the ground; participate in water rescue activities; and role-play in a number of job-related scenarios which require strength, agility, and endurance.
Recruits coming to the Academy are told, in writing, to report in good physical condition. Here is a description of the exam:
APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE ENTRANCE STANDARD BEFORE THEY ARE HIRED BY THE INDIANAPOLIS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT. Recruits must meet the Entrance Standard given the first week of training in order to remain at the Academy. The IMPD Graduation Standard must be met for you to successfully complete the Academy.
The above standards are subject to change without notice.
In an effort to assist potential police applicants meet minimum physical entrance standards, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) will begin a Pre-Academy Readiness (PAR) Program. The purpose of the PAR Program is to teach potential applicants the proper techniques for each of the Physical Agility Test components and how to prepare for the test.
Each month potential applicants will have an opportunity to learn the proper techniques from IMPD Fitness Instructors. Following instruction, the applicant will be allowed to practice what they learned and receive feedback. Additionally, participants will be given information on how to continue to improve their fitness level after their participation in the program.
Members of the IMPD Recruiting Section will also be on hand to answer questions about the IMPD hiring process and what it takes to be one of Indy’s finest.
The PAR program will be conducted at the IMPD Training Academy (901 North Post Road) each month from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Although encouraged, participation in the PAR Program is not required to participate in the hiring process.
Participants in the PAR program should arrive before 8:45 a.m. and enter the training academy through door #8. Upon arrival, participants will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to participation in the program.
Appropriate shoes and attire for physical activity is required. Please refrain from wearing immodest or offensive clothing. Compression shorts are encouraged for all participants. Applicants are also required to have and maintain a journal (notebook and pen) and provide their own water for each PAR session. Questions concerning the PAR program may be directed via email to Officer Melony Moore, IMPD_Recruiter@indy.gov.
PAR Program 2018 Dates:
January 27thFebruary 24thMarch 24thApril 28th - cancelled May 26th June 23rdJuly 28thAugust 25thSeptember 22nd October 27thNovember 24thDecember 22nd
In addition to PAR, the IMPD Recruiting Unit has also started a Run Club to assist applicants in preparing for the running portion of the Physical Ability Test. Although an emphasis is placed on running, we also focus on other components of the PFT. Run Club is held every Tuesday, from 7pm – 8:30pm, at the IMPD Training Academy, 901 N. Post Rd. If you have any questions in reference to the Run Club please email the Recruiting Unit at IMPD_Recruiter@indy.gov