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The City of Bloomington Police Department is a full-service police agency, providing police protection to a city of approximately 80,000 residents and a land area of approximately 20 square miles. Learn more about the Department / Message from Police Chief Diekhoff

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Police Employment - Now Hiring!

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, June 21, 2017. 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, June 24, 2017. 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 July 17th and July 31st. 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 October 2nd, 2017 with anticipated hiring date of October 16th, 2017.

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

if you have any questions regarding the application or hiring process please contact us at

21st Century Policing Report

The Final Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing is a document that provides a number of recommendations on ways to improve overall police and citizen relationships. In 2016, the Bloomington Police Department conducted a thorough review of its progress related to the recommendations and prepared a report for public review.

To read the report, click here.

Citizens Police Academy

This course is designed to educate citizens about the operation, methods and goals of the BPD to enhance communication and understanding between the community and the police. Click here for more details, and instructions to apply.

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LGBT Police Liaisons

The Bloomington Police Department is please to announce our LGBT Police Liaisons. Sgt. David Alley and Sgt. Dana Cole are available to offer assistance, answer questions and provide outreach to the Bloomington LGBT community.