Testing Procedures

Sworn Officer Applicant Testing & Process Phases

Individuals applying for a position as a sworn officer of this department must be able to demonstrate physical, mental, and interview skills. In addition, individuals must successfully complete a thorough background investigation including (verification of qualifying credentials, criminal records, personal references, and credit history), physical examination, psychological examination, and truth-verification examination. All phases of the process are administered, scored, evaluated, and interpreted in a uniform manner within the classification. All selection process phases for a law enforcement officer are job-related and considered in accordance with requirements, responsibilities, duties, and training academy requirements. The testing types and phases of the sworn officer applicant process are outlined as follows:

  • Background Investigation
  • Completion of Formal Application
  • Completion of a Pre-Application Form and Application of Credential Credits
  • Conditional Offer
  • Medical and Psychological Examination
  • Oral Executive Staff Interview
  • Oral Staff Interview
  • Physical Agility (Indiana Law Enforcement Academy EXIT Standards)
  • Written Exam

Civilian Applicant Testing & Process Phases

Individuals applying for a position as a civilian of this department must be able to demonstrate the ability to perform job-specific tasks, mental testing, and interview skills. In addition, individuals must successfully complete a thorough background investigation and physical examination. All selection process phases for a civilian are job-related and considered in accordance with requirements, responsibilities, and duties. The testing types and phases of the civilian applicant process are outlined as follows:

  • Applicable Task-Oriented Examination (i.e. computer skills, data manipulation)
  • Background Investigation
  • Completion of Pre-Application Form and Application of Credential Credits
  • Conditional Offer
  • Drug Screening
  • Oral Interview
  • Written Exam