What are the requirements to becoming a police officer for the Police Department?

Minimum Requirements - Police Officer 

All persons seeking employment with the Brownsburg Police Department, as a law enforcement officer must: 

  • Agree to and execute the Police Officer Training Agreement as directed by the Board of Police Commission wherein the new hire agrees to reimburse the department for training expenses incurred during their first thirty-six months of employment if separation were to occur within that timeframe and under circumstances where repayment would be applicable
  • Be at least 21 years of age and comply with PERF age requirements
  • Be declared in satisfactory psychological and emotional health by a psychologist, who is licensed by the Indiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • Be fingerprinted and subjected to a search of local, state, and national records and fingerprint files
  • Be a resident of Hendricks county or a contiguous county of Hendricks County, Indiana, or become a resident within one year of employment
  • Be subject to a thorough background investigation and personal interviews by Brownsburg Police Department personnel
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Demonstrate good general medical health as determined by a medical doctor, who is licensed by the Indiana State Board of Medical Examiners, and physical performance testing
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity, by successfully completing a pre-employment background investigation, truth verification testing, and drug testing
  • Demonstrate reading and comprehension skills in the English language through interviews and written testing
  • Have never had a commission or law enforcement officer license denied by final order or revoked
  • If served in the armed forces of any country, demonstrate stability, reliability, and integrity, by having an Honorable or General Discharge. Acceptance of a General Discharge is dependent upon honorable circumstances and a letter of explanation must be attached to the application
  • Never been convicted of any family violence offense
  • Never have been convicted of a felony or currently under indictment for any criminal offense
  • Not be currently on suspension, or have a voluntary surrender of a law enforcement license currently in effect
  • Not be prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition
  • Possess a valid Indiana Driver’s License; 5.Have a high school diploma or GED, with official transcripts, obtained
  • Successfully complete all required training as established by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board

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