Police Officer

Bloomington, IN
Indiana University

This is a University wide position posting. Vacancy may be one of the following Indiana University campus locations:

Bloomington, Gary, Indianapolis, Kokomo, New Albany, Richmond or South Bend.

Indiana University’s Law Enforcement Officer is a position for the fully empowered police officer. The officer is responsible for performing a variety of complex functions in connection with general duty police work.

The Law Enforcement Officer requires candidates to serve at least a one-year probationary period and successfully complete an on-the-job Field Training Officer program.


Officers are assigned at the direction of supervision to patrol, on foot or in vehicle, designated areas on and adjacent to university-owned property. Enforces Federal and State statutes as well as the policies of Indiana University; protects citizen’s rights, property and persons; and identifies and prevents criminal and delinquent behavior. Maintains order and facilitates the safe, expeditious movement of pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Assists citizens; resolves conflict; and maintains order and deters crime. Provides information to students, faculty and staff regarding University policy and procedures; investigates complaints and accidents; documents information; and maintains records. Collects evidence; questions individuals; and drafts and enters reports, accidents, and citations in databases as required.

Issues citations and/or arrests law violators and prepares and serves civil processes. Responds quickly to medical assistance calls, accidents, fires, disturbances, and breaches of law; administers aid as a first responder; provides security for buildings and property of Indiana University; and provides security and law enforcement presence for special events, including commencement, athletic events, visiting dignitaries, and cultural events.

Other: This position is also open to those candidates that are currently police officers certified by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board.#LI-


Required Qualifications
Officer 3rd Class Requirements:
REQUIRED: High school diploma or GED.

Officer 2nd Class Requirements:
REQUIRED: Associate’s Degree and two years law enforcement experience OR High school diploma or GED and four years prior law enforcement experience.

Officer 1st Class Requirements:
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree and three years law enforcement experience, including one year comparable university experience OR High school diploma or GED and six years law enforcement experience, including one year comparable university experience.

Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.

Must be 21 years of age or older as of April 1, 2019.

Completion of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy or ability to enroll and successfully complete*.

Meet the Entry standards of physical fitness testing (ILEA), physical examination, psychological evaluation, drug screening, oral interview, and background investigation. Ability to communicate and perform duties effectively and in a professional manner; understand written and verbal instructions and perform tasks efficiently; able to read, write and speak English fluently. Basic knowledge of computers and word processing/email/database software systems.

*Candidates that must attend and successfully complete the Indiana Law Enforcement Basic Training course for 15 weeks must do so within one year of the hiring date. This requires an initial commute to a training site for one week, as well as weekly stays at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield, Indiana for the remaining 14 weeks. The candidate will be paid while attending the Law Enforcement Academy.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree. Indiana Law Enforcement Academy certification.