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Officers at the Bloomington Police Department are well trained. Training begins before officers perform law enforcement duties for the community and continues throughout the officer's career.

New Hiring Information

The Bloomington Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Probationary Police Officer. All applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Late, incomplete or applications with illegible e-mail addresses will not be considered. All notifications related to this hiring process will be conducted via e-mail so applicants must maintain an active e-mail account.

Applications should be submitted to:
Bloomington Police Department
Attn: Captain Steve Kellams
220 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401

Physical agility and written testing is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2016. Qualified applicants will be notified of the exact date, time and location of the physical agility and written test.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the weeks of April 11th and April 18th. Other requirements of the hiring process include: a thorough background investigation, polygraph examination, an interview with the Board of Public Safety, medical and psychological testing. All testing and approvals must be completed by June 20th so that non-certified officers can attend the Basic Course at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy beginning July 11th. Graduation from the Basic Course is scheduled for Friday, October 21st.

Applications, requirements for consideration, testing procedures, and current salary and benefit information may be found under the "Police Employment" tab at: www.bloomington.in.gov/police

Other inquiries should be directed to: recruits@bloomington.in.gov

Police Officer Application and Information

Civilian Employment Opportunities

For all civilian employment opportunities, please refer to the City of Bloomington Employee Services Department requirments and job listings.

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