Police Officer

Columbus, IN
Columbus Police Department

Salary $59,997-$71,996
Deadline Jan 1, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern

Police Officer Requirements:
Notice: Applicants who have used an illegal drug in the past two (2) years will not be considered for the position.

1. For Police Officer Applicants only: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.
2. For Police Officer Applicants only: Applicants must be no more than 40 years of age by the date of hire to qualify for PERF.
3. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
4. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record to allow for proper insurability.
5. Upon request, applicants must provide fingerprints that are subject to NCIC/IDACS clearance.
6. Applicants shall have no convictions in the past five years that have not been expunged for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs.
7. Applicants shall have no convictions in the past five years that have not been expunged for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, or operating a vehicle with blood alcohol content of .08% or above.
8. Applicants shall have no felony convictions that have not been expunged.
9. Applicants shall have no convictions in the past five years that have not been expunged for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
10. For Police Officer Applicants only: Applicants must be able to pass the physical fitness exit standards adopted by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

Hiring Process:
The hiring process includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Written Aptitude Test
  • Physical Agility Testing
  • Executive Board Interview

After an offer of employment is extended, the following will be completed:

  • Background Examination with Polygraph Exam
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Physical Evaluation
  • Successful completion of Probationary Year, including completion of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, and Field Training Program.