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Hiring Hoosiers: State police hiring capitol police officers

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Posted at 6:25 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 18:25:18-05

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.

LEARN MORE | Jobs as a capitol police officer with the Indiana State Police

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.

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