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Indiana Police Academy Requirements and Indiana Police Officer Qualifications

policeacademy1 Police Academy Requirements In IndianaThe Indiana police academy process and requirements are slightly different from those of other states. The majority of recruits in other states sponsor themselves to the academy by paying their own way and then find a police job after being certified. The process is reversed in Indiana where the majority of the cadets at the academy are sponsored by local police departments.

Self sponsorship can burn a hole in your pocket since the cost for housing, food, and training can be a bit expensive. That’s why I suggest, at all costs, to try your best to get hired before deciding to pay your own way. If you have that type of money to spend then sponsor yourself. Make certain you invest in a police academy study guide; you don’t want to spend all that money and end up flunking out.

Here are Indiana’s Police Academy Requirements as it stands right now:

  1. Be a United States citizen
  2. Be at least 21 and less than 40 years old when appointed as a police policeacadeybook Police Academy Requirements In Indianaemployee.
  3. Must pass the entrance physically fitness test
  4. Clean background check
  5. Medical clearance
  6. Pass The Drug Screen
  7. Have vision correctable to 20/50.
  8. Must possess a valid Indiana’s driver’s license.
  9. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED.

There you go the requirements needed to enroll in the Indiana police academy. If you want more details on how to go about paying-your-own-way, or more on the police academy in general contact the facilities below:

INDIANA LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY
5402 Sugar Grove Road
Plainfield, Indiana 46168
Phone: 317-839-5191
Fax: 317-839-9741

INDIANA STATE POLICE TRAINING ACADEMY

100 N Senate Ave Ste N340 Igcn
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: 317-232-5899
Fax: 317-232-0652

INDIANA UNIVERSITY POLICE ACADEMY

801 North Jordan
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Phone: 812-855-4111
Fax: 812-855-1496


Fort Wayne Police Department Academy
1320 E. Creighton
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Phone: 260-427-1240

Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408
Phone: 219-980-6936

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Academy
50 North Alabama Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-327-3346

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Comments & Responses

23 Responses so far.

  1. Jessica says:

    I am interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. i fit all the requirements except for the clean background check. i don’t have any felonies, but i do have a few other charges on my record. i had a DUI and a public intoxication, and a check deception, which really wasn’t my fault, my mothers friend stole my check book, and i was confused about the day that i was suppose to be in court. would that disqualify me, or would i still have a chance?

  2. Jessica says:

    I am interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. i fit all the requirements except for the clean background check. i don\’t have any felonies, but i do have a few other charges on my record. i had a DUI and a public intoxication, and a check deception, which really wasn\’t my fault, my mothers friend stole my check book, and i was confused about the day that i was suppose to be in court. would that disqualify me, or would i still have a chance?

  3. Jessica says:

    I am interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. i fit all the requirements except for the clean background check. i don\\\’t have any felonies, but i do have a few other charges on my record. i had a DUI and a public intoxication, and a check deception, which really wasn\\\’t my fault, my mothers friend stole my check book, and i was confused about the day that i was suppose to be in court. would that disqualify me, or would i still have a chance?

  4. officerforestal says:

    Unfortunately yes that would eliminate you…

  5. AJ Frye says:

    Yes, this would disqualify you. Any type of DUI or Public Intox, is cause for either Dismissal of Employment or Disqualification of future Employment. Good Luck and continue your future endevors of becoming a Police Officer.

  6. Ryan says:

    I am interested in possibly pursuing a career in law enforcement ,I am a type 1 diabetic will this disqualify me , other than that I’m former military and I am currently a small arms repairman for the US Army.

  7. officerforestal says:

    If you can pass the fitness test, I don’t see how that can eliminate you

  8. Brian says:

    Hello and thank you for your time. I meet all the requirements above and beyon with the exception of the age. I am 49, but I have no dought I can and would pass all the phisical and mental test required. I am a former Marine, I am also a semi-pro football coach at this time, with 5 or 6 metro police officers on the team. I amin as good if not better shape then most of them. is there any exception to the age rule, where I could still be concedered.

  9. Craig says:

    I am very interested in becoming a police officer. When I was 21 i was placed on probation for a D felony theft. Upon succesfull completion of that, my felony was dropped to an A misdamenor. Some one from the state police has told me that “shouldnt” be a problem. What do you guys think? I was thinking maybe an associates in C.J. might help me look a little better.

  10. dave says:

    I am a military veteran with no criminal history. i find myself wanting to do more with my life. i was wondering if the indiana police academies are set up for the G.I. bill process?

  11. AJ Frye says:

    Does anyone know how they measure the “push-up” portion of the physical exam? Do they make you touch your nose to the ground or chest? Some people say they do and others dont.

  12. officerforestal says:

    When I went through they used the fist test… Whoever told you that your nose has to touch the ground is probably lying…

  13. john says:

    I am curious, I have been out of the military for 4 years now and have not worked since. I have been attending college for a degree. I have a bad credit score and some derogatories in the past. Will this disqualify me? Other than that, I have a clean record.

  14. Frankie says:

    I am currently military police in the United States Army. I know that some states take that as qualification and do not require you to attend the Academy. Like Florida just requires you to take a couple tests and then your good. I was curious what Indianas take on this was because i would like to move home and get a job as a Police Officer instead of going to a differnt state.

  15. jerod says:

    how long does the written test take and is it only the written test or written test and interview?

  16. Chris says:

    I am really interested in law enforcement. I was just wanting to know though about the background check. When I was 19 I received a class D felony for criminal recklessness. Upon completion of probation, the felony will be dropped to a class A misdemeanor. Would I still be able to work in law enforcement?

  17. Philip says:

    I have just gone through my second oral interview for the state police yesterday. I was wondering what is it that they look for in that interview? I was eliminated my first attempt at it and doing the same thing this time, I feel that I am not going to make it again. Please let me know of any advice you can give me. Thanks

  18. Michael says:

    How old do you have to be to enroll in the Academy?

  19. AJ Frye says:

    Chris,
    It takes about 2-3 hours. It’s a difficult test. Just relax and know if I can do it anyone can. Seriously!

  20. aaron yeargin says:

    hello my name is aaron im about to get honorablly discharged from the military in about six months from now im in a combat mos and have all these requirments but do not think i could sponser myself i love law enforcement and would really like to know what i need to do to go to this school and how i get hired befor going to school thank you

  21. Josh says:

    Good question would the GI bill cover costs?

  22. James says:

    I saw a question similar to mine above, but she had many more offenses. I was charged with a public intox. charge when I was 22, now 31. Would that still disqualify myself from becoming a ISP Officer?

  23. Breanna says:

    the only record i have is a misdeminor MIP 2 years ago. does that disqualify me from becoming a police officer?