Patrol Officer

Indianapolis, IN
City of Indianapolis and Marion County

$61,829.00 Annually

Closing date and time
4/15/2023 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Position Summary

Patrols assigned area in vehicle and on foot; maintains high patrol visibility to assist in crime prevention; actively performs routine beat patrol, concentrating on high incident areas, to detect possible criminal activities or needs for service; regularly checks businesses and residential areas; monitors radio broadcasts by Communications and other officers to ensure awareness of activities in area and to provide assistance, if needed; identifies, reports, and responds to suspicious activities or needs for service.

Position Responsibilities

Performs variety of police-community relations functions; meets and talks with citizens, providing information and advising of safety measures; visits local businesses to determine needs for service; assists motorists, providing directions; talks with juveniles on district to establish rapport; makes presentations to neighborhood organizations and block clubs; participates in Departmental ride-along program to provide citizens with first-hand knowledge of police operations. Performs duties relating to service and assistance (lost child, injured persons, walk-ways, prowlers, abandoned vehicles, dog bites, civil law disputes, vehicle inspections, etc.); responds to scene through radio runs, notification, or observation;


  • Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate (Home schooled students must take a general equivalency exam and present a general educational development certificate (GED).
  • Must be a resident citizen of the United States
  • Must be 21 years old and not have reached their 40th birthday by date of appointment.
  • Have not been arrested or charged with a felony that has not been expunged by a court, even if charges were later dropped or dismissed
  • Have not been arrested or charged with a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence under [18 USC §922 (g)], that has not been expunged by a court, even if charges were later dropped or dismissed.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license from their state of residence
  • IC 36-8-4-2 Residence Requirements
  • Must have adequate means of transportation into the jurisdiction served by the member’s department; and maintain telephone service to communicate with the department.
  • Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military
  • Must pass a mandatory drug screening test