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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 currently accepting applications for the position of police officer. Please download this application (PDF 100.37 KB) and return the completed application to the Bloomington Police Department. All applications must be received by 4:00 PM Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Late, incomplete or applications with illegible email 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. if you have any questions regarding the application or hiring process please contact us at

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, September 17, 2016. Qualified applicants will be notified of the exact date, time and location of the physical agility and written test via the e-mail address provided on the application.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the weeks of October 3rd and October 10th. 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 December 31, 2016 with an anticipated hiring date in early January 2017.

Applications, requirements for consideration, testing procedures, and current salary and benefit information may be found under the "Police Employment" tab at:

Other inquiries should be directed to:

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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