Join our ranks

Indiana University employs more than 200 full- and part-time officers. They undergo the same training as all police officers in Indiana, receiving the same certification and police powers.

IUPD protects seven IU campuses, which are located in Bloomington, Indianapolis, Gary, Richmond, Kokomo, South Bend, and New Albany.

Officers may apply to transfer between campuses if they choose.

An adorable toddler wearing a checked pink shirt and a tiny blue puffer vest plays with his father's IUPD badge at a recent swearing-in ceremony.

Training and pay

Entry-level candidates will be sent to the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy for training and receive full pay while attending.

Pay is determined by experience and education level and ranges from $53,622 to $72,987.

Additional pay ranging from $300-$1,500 per year for each certification is provided for specialties such as field training officers, detectives, and training instructors.


Email for more information and to receive notifications for upcoming hiring processes.

Competitive benefits

IU provides all full-time police officers with comprehensive health insurance through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, in addition to dental and vision plans. Retirement is provided with employer contributions at 10 percent of base pay. IU also offers voluntary life, accident, and long-term disability insurance.

IU provides benefits that other agencies may not, such as family-friendly six weeks paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child and a chance to continue your education with tuition assistance for the officer, spouse/partner, and children.

Work environment

An IUPD bicycle officer grins with two colleagues outside Memorial Stadium, on a chilly fall day. They are wearing winter uniforms, with high-visibility vests and earwarmers.

Every day at IU offers something different. Policing at a state university like IU means that you may find yourself doing anything from providing crowd control at a demonstration to interacting with fans at a football game.

IUPD is dedicated to working with students, faculty, staff and visitors to provide a safe and welcoming campus. Officers are encouraged to be proactive, getting out of their squad cars to talk one-on-one with community members.

IUPD is also committed to providing quality training and opportunities for career development and advancement. We value feedback from our officers, using it to improve campus safety and the quality of life for its officers. Contact our recruiters today for more information about IUPD.

For questions, contact us at Also visit @IUPolice on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Hiring process

Indiana University Police Department conducts hiring processes several times throughout the year. The processes are publicized through University Human Resources, which allows interested candidates to apply online.

You may sign up to receive email alerts for upcoming processes by emailing

Candidates may choose to apply to one or more campuses. Individual campus police departments may hold their own hiring processes depending on timing and staffing needs.

Candidates must successfully complete the following measures during the hiring process in order to be eligible for openings:

  • Background check through the FBI, NCIC/IDACS CHRI
  • Medical and physical evaluation
  • Drug testing
  • Psychological testing
  • Criminal, motor vehicle records, credit and full background check
A posed image of an IUPD officer in full dress uniform, smiling at her swearing-in ceremony. She is flanked by a man and woman her age, wearing casual civilian dress.