Capitol Police Officer
Thank you for your interest in becoming an officer for the Indiana State Police Capitol Police Section. Review the information below to learn more about ISP Capitol Police.
ISP currently is accepting applications for the 37th Indiana State Police Capitol Police Section Selection Process. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 11:59 PM:
Capitol Police Officers are tasked with providing the protection for elected officials, visiting
VIPs, and 20,000 state employees and visitors daily along with the enforcement of state laws. The highest priority of a Capitol Police Officer is the physical security of the buildings,
properties, and personnel in and around the Government Center Complex. Therefore a
considerable amount of a CPS Officer’s time will be spent ensuring the physical security of
buildings. Officers may routinely be assigned to an entry control point which will typically
last two hours each rotation. Officers are also required to walk through the buildings where
they physically check for open doors or security vulnerabilities. Duties may also involve
stationary observation of a facility from a car or the monitoring of video cameras.
Campus security is unique from the perspective that there is a huge influx of visitors and
dignitaries. Officers are frequently asked questions and are the most visible and highly
recognized aspect of State government. The campus can be a focal point for demonstrations
and protestors which puts pressure on the patience and demeanor of officers. Events such as these, combined with the importance of routine activities, attract media attention on a daily basis. Therefore, it is imperative that officer conduct, appearance, and professionalism are beyond reproach.
Due to the sprawling nature of the campus which includes White River State Park and over
two miles of canal frontage, officers may utilize a variety of methods of transport. Foot
patrols are perhaps the most common form of covering the campus, but officers may also
find themselves in a car, on a bicycle, or on a gator/golf cart type vehicle.
Eligible candidates for recruit school must:
1. Be a United States citizen
2. Be at least 21 years old when appointed as a police employee.
3. Have vision correctable to 20/50.
4. Possess a valid driver's license to operate an automobile.
5. Possess a high school diploma or GED.