INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Police is looking for candidates for its Capitol Police Section.
According to the state police, those interested can learn about the career as a capitol police officer as well as apply online. Applications must be received via online submission by 11:59 p.m. EDT Dec. 8. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
In order to be considered, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be at least 21 when appointed as a police employee (appointment date is May 28, 2021)
- Must meet a minimum vision standard (corrected or uncorrected) of 20/50 acuity in each eye and 20/50 distant binocular acuity in both eyes.
- Must possess a valid driver's license to operate an automobile
- Must be a high school graduate as evidenced by a diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)
The academy begins on Feb. 15, 2021.
The starting salary for a Capitol Police Section probationary officer is $44,497 a year. The Indiana State Police Capitol Police Section also offers a health care plan, which includes medical, dental, vision, and pharmacy coverage for both current and retired employees along with their families.
The state maintains short-term and long-term disability plans for full-time employees after six months of continuous employment. Those hired are also automatically enrolled in the Public Employees Retirement Fund.