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.
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Training and pay
Entry-level candidates will be sent to the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy for training and receive full pay while attending. Pay starts at $42,369.60 ($20.37 per hour) for entry-level officers, increasing to a minimum of $49,878.40 ($23.98 per hour) with at least 3 years experience. Additional pay ranging from $300-$1,500 per year for each certification is provided for specialties such as field training officers, SWAT, detectives, bicycle officers, instructors and breath test operators.
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 4 percent of base pay, with matching contributions up to an additional 4 percent. 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, spouses and children.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Also visit @IUPolice on Twitter and Facebook.
The Indiana University Police Departments conducts two hiring processes each year -- one in the fall and one in the spring. 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 joinIUPD@iu.edu.
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
Requirements and documentation
Candidates must be 21 or older (no upper limit) and possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by IU.
If hired, candidates who must attend and successfully complete the Indiana Law Enforcement Basic Training course for 15 weeks must do so within one year of the hiring date. This requires an initial commute to a training site for one week and then weekly stays at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield. Candidates will be paid while attending ILEA. Candidates are not required to live in the community where their campus division is located.
Candidates who receive conditional offers will need to provide:
- The signed conditional offer letter
- An authorized release of personal records
- A completed Supplemental Application
- A criminal background check through I-9/E-Verify
- A copy of high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate
- A copy of college/university transcript
- A copy of driver’s license
- A copy of birth certificate
- A copy of Service Form DD214, if applicable
- A copy of law enforcement certification, if applicable
- A copy of IDACS/NCIC certification, if applicable
- A copy of current credit history from Equifax, Experian or TransUnion