Become an Indiana Conservation Officer
DNR's Law Enforcement Division employs 214 conservation officers. Division headquarters is in Indianapolis, and there are 10 law enforcement districts in the state.
To be a good conservation officer candidate, you must be mature, responsible, tactful and dedicated to a career in natural resources law enforcement. Additional requirements:
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Be at least 21 years of age by the graduation date of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA).
- Complete a physical fitness test consisting of:
- 1 minute sit-up, 24
- 300 meter run, 82 seconds or less
- Max push-up, 21
- 1.5 mile run, 18 minutes 56 seconds or less
- Vertical jump, 13.5 in.
- Demonstrate an ability to swim 100 yards without stopping and to tread water for at least 5 minutes.
- Possess a valid license to operate an automobile.
- Be willing, if appointed, to reside and serve any place within Indiana, as designated by the Division Director.
- Be willing to refrain from engaging in any political activity prohibited by law.
- Completed at least 60 credit hours toward a bachelor's degree (four-year program) or an associate's degree, as evidenced by a certified transcript, or four years of concurrent military service with an honorable discharge.
- Submit to and satisfy standard psychological testing.
You will work with minimum supervision in all kinds of weather.