Sworn Police Officer

Fishers, IN
Fishers Police Department

Salary: $62,659.00 – $76,034.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

The Fishers Police Department is accepting application for the position of patrol officer. The purpose of this position is to provide ongoing police services to the people within the city limits of Fishers. However, this position is very complex and requires the officer to make decisions, take action and perform processes which are frequently made under conditions of extreme stress. The officer responds to dispatch calls covering a variety of areas where an officer might be needed. These dispatch calls are received by the officer in the police car over a two way radio. Only one officer is in a car. The types of situations an officer may need to respond to are varied. In addition, the officer engages in patrolling the general area of the City of Fishers and performs duties as it relates to traffic enforcement. This activity is of an on-going nature and is what the officer will generally do when not responding to calls from the dispatcher. Furthermore, the officer fulfills the administrative and judicial functions of the position and is required to attend all training functions sponsored by the department as ordered by a superior officer to improve or maintain his/her skills in a particular area.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares reports – maintains records of activities; writes narrative reports; keeps data logs; ensures secure maintenance of records.
  • Maintains operational records – collects job relevant data and compiles information in an organized fashion according to department procedures.
  • Uses computers – enters data into computer; utilizes computer software; retrieves information stored in computer format.
  • Conducts investigation of criminal activity – gathers facts, draws conclusions and analyzes information relevant to incidents of criminal activity.
  • Collects/searches for evidence at crime scene – gathers and preserves evidence at crime scenes; secures crime scene and detains witnesses.
  • Conducts surveillance operations – observes activities of criminal suspects in either an open or surreptitious and secretive manner.
  • Documents crime scene – sketches, photographs, makes audio recordings, or writes observations and information relevant to crime scene.
  • Testifies in court – consults with attorneys and orally presents information during court hearings.
  • Interviews witness and suspects – questions members of the public about events which surround criminal activity; methods for gathering information may include support interview techniques as well as more confront interrogation methods.
  • Operates vehicle under emergency conditions – drives department issued motor vehicle under various and potentially adverse or emergency conditions.
  • Makes arrests – takes legal control of criminal suspects; may need to exercise reasonable force to control resistant suspects.
  • Serves warrants – presents legal papers to members of the public.
  • Handles hostile contacts – responds to angry and argumentative members of the public in a manner which complies with department regulations; exerts reasonable force if required to control resistant suspects.
  • Pursues fleeing suspects – chases and subdues suspects who flee; may be required to run or operate a vehicle in an emergency manner.
  • Reports to emergency scenes – responds to dispatch or calls from the public and provides emergency services as required by an incident.
  • Performs duties related to traffic enforcement – enforces vehicle traffic regulations; observes traffic conditions and issues traffic citations for infractions.


  • Shall possess a valid Indiana driver’s license (or obtain one within 60 days of becoming an Indiana resident) and have no more than eight active points.
  • Shall be a U.S. citizen.
  • Shall be at least 21 years of age and not have reached 40 years of age by date of appointment. The maximum age limit is 40 years and 6 months if you are a veteran with 20 years of service. Veterans include those who were previously in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or the Indiana National Guard.
  • Shall be drug-free and have no convictions for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs.
  • Shall not have a conviction for operating a vehicle while intoxicated or with a blood alcohol content of .08% or above.
  • Shall have no felony convictions.
  • Shall have no convictions of any Class A misdemeanor.
  • Shall have no convictions for selected Class B misdemeanors.
  • Shall not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
  • Shall not have been dishonorably discharged from the military.
  • Shall be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate.