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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

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. Incomplete applications 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

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.