Police Officer Requirements – Indiana

Minimum Requirements to be a Police Officer in Indiana

Department members; appointment; qualifications; application; general aptitude test; ratings; eligibility list; vacancies; physical agility test; probation

To be appointed to the department, an applicant must be:

  1. a citizen of the United States;
  2. a high school graduate or equivalent; and
  3. at least twenty-one (21) years of age, but under thirty-six (36) years of age.

However, the age requirements do not apply to a person who has been previously employed as a member of the department.

(b) A person may not be appointed, reappointed, or reinstated if he has a felony conviction on his record.

(c) Applications for appointment or reappointment to the department must be filed with the commission. The applicant must produce satisfactory proof of the date and place of his birth.

(d) Applicants for appointment or reappointment to the department must pass the general aptitude test.