Patrol Officer

Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis and Marion County Police Department

Salary: $76,674.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Lateral Police Officer candidates are experienced full-time police officers currently employed by other municipal, county, or state agencies, as a law enforcement officer, with Indiana Law Enforcement Training Academy Certification Tier 1. Lateral Applicants are required to be in good standing with their current agency.

Essential Functions:

  • 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 other needs for service.
  • Investigates conditions hazardous to life or property; conducts initial investigations of crime and crime scenes; may assist detectives in criminal investigation work.
  • Conducts search and seizure activities as appropriate.
  • Collects and preserves crime scene and evidence.
  • Arrests and/or detains suspected violators of the law.
  • Review facts of incidents to determine if criminal act or statute violations were involved.
  • Testifies and presents evidence in judicial settings. (Misdemeanor, Felony, and Violations.)
  • Records facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.
  • Render aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries.
  • Transports individuals in custody.
  • Performs duties relating to accident investigation and assistance; responds to accident scene through radio runs, notification, or observation; assesses scene to determine situation needs (assistance from others, ambulance, accident investigator, fire rescue, etc.); assists in extraction of victims and provision of first aid; secures scene to prevent further incidents; conducts investigation, gathering evidence, taking statements, and preparing diagrams; conducts or requests breathalyzer tests.
  • Maintains uniform and equipment in accordance with General Orders/Department Directives; maintains supply of forms and reports needed to perform duties; ensures vehicle is kept in good working order; maintains weapons in accordance with Departmental policy.
  • Attends training sessions (in-service, defensive driving, firearms) to obtain information on new procedures and maintain compliance with Departmental standards.
  • Performs other duties as directed.


  • Must have Indiana Law Enforcement Training Academy –Tier 1 Certification.
  • Employed full-time as a Sworn Law Enforcement Officer with a County, State, or Municipal Law Enforcement Agency with their primary role as a Patrol Officer assigned to similar job responsibilities as listed above.
  • High School Diploma or HSE required.
  • 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; unless currently a Member of Indiana PERF 1977 (Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Pension and Disability Fund).
  • Cannot have a felony conviction.
  • Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence under [18 USC §922 (g)]; HB10062
  • Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license.
  • Must be a resident of the state of Indiana at time of appointment.
  • Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military.