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About Bloomington

Nestled in the rolling hills of South Central Indiana, Bloomington has long been known for its big city offerings while maintaining its quaint Midwestern charm.  Bloomington is a modern thriving city that has earned its reputation as a wonderful place to live.  Bloomington is home to Indiana University and its 49,000 students who bring their diverse experiences from all 50 states and A myriad of countries.  Bloomington offers a large variety of outdoor activities including, the state’s largest lake, Lake Monroe, and the state’s only national forest.  Bloomington has the charm of small town life, and at the same time offers many big city pleasures such as a world-class opera theater, touring Broadway shows, and Big Ten sporting events.  Bloomington has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Federation as a “Tree City USA” for many consecutive years.  Bloomington is home to Indiana University, which is considered the fifth most beautiful college campus by author Thomas Gaines, ranked as one of the top ten “most wired” colleges by Yahoo Internet Life, and was named one of the “Big 10 College Towns” by the New York Times.  Bloomington has also been rated the seventh best place to cycle in the United States by Bicycling Magazine, the sixth best place to settle down in the United States by Money Magazine, the seventh lowest stress city, according to Psychology Today, and the eighth best place in the nation to retire, according to Rand McNally’s Retirement Places.

About the Police Department

The Bloomington Police Department is a full-service police agency, providing police protection to a city of approximately 85,000 residents and a land area of 20 square miles.  The Department is divided into an Operations and Administrative Division.  The Administrative Division consists of Records, Parking Enforcement, Telecommunications and Training and is headed by the Captain of Administration.  The Administrative Division is also responsible for the hiring of new employees. The Operations Division consists of Uniform and Investigative Sections and is headed by the Operations Captain.  The Uniform Division contains the Patrol Division, Bike Patrol, Dive Team, Civil Disturbance Unit, Canine Unit and the Critical Incident Response Team.  The Investigative Division consists of Detective and Special Investigations Units, two full-time evidence technicians and an Evidence Clerk.  The Bloomington Police Department currently employs 178 people (105 sworn officers and 73 civilian employees).

Application Information

The Bloomington Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of police officer. Interested applicants should complete this application form. Once the completed application form has been submitted, the applicant's name will be added to an email list and they will be notified when the next testing process is announced.

The Bloomington Police Department accepts application forms year-round for the position of Police Officer with the Department. Please click on the link above to complete the short online application form in order to receive information regarding testing times and locations when the next hiring process is announced.

Full applications will be due after an applicant passes the physical and written test and is invited to interview with the Department. Incomplete applications or applications with illegible email addresses will not be considered. All notifications related to hiring processes will be made 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 recruits@bloomington.in.gov. Applicants should not drop off full applications unless instructed to do so, as the Department will not store them and they will be destroyed.

Inquiries may be submitted to:
Bloomington Police Department
Attn: Captain Ryan Pedigo
220 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401