The Capitol Police Section is currently accepting applications for Traditional Applicants. Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career at the Indiana Capitol Police shall apply utilizing the link above. Those applicants who complete all testing successfully will be sent to ILEA for a 10-week Tier II traditional academy followed by a short finishing school with the Capitol Police Section.
Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 31, 2023.
To serve as a police officer whose primary responsibility is to serve as a special enforcement officer in and around state owned buildings, institutions, and grounds in the State of Indiana. To meet the special policing needs of the public and respective governmental agencies in and around the government facilities in Indiana.
* Patrol to ensure security of White River State Park facilities.
* Patrol to ensure security of buildings, grounds and residents against fire, disturbances, and vandalism.
* Respond to alarms.
* Receive and investigate complaints from the public.
* Make records indicating the progress of ongoing investigations.
* Keep supervisor aware of investigations and activities.
* Maintain daily activity records.
* Investigate vehicle crashes.
* Perform a wide variety of courtesy services.
* Maintain liaison with other federal, state, county and municipal agencies.
* Attempt to locate persons for the delivery of emergency information.
* Direct and control traffic as necessary.
* Render first aid to persons until medical help arrives.
* Testify in criminal or civil proceedings as necessary.
* Identify, collect and submit evidence in compliance with department standard operating procedures.
* If selected, serve as a training officer.
* Perform other duties as required.
Pay Matrix: Capitol Police Matrix - Effective July 2023
Benefits* A retirement program is available through Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS)
* Life Insurance coverage is available through American United Life at nominal rates.
* Group Hospitalization with medical insurance is available to those who desire this type of protection, with a portion of the premium paid by the State of Indiana.
* Uniform, ordnance, and other equipment are furnished by the Department.
* Police employees receive 12 work days annual vacation leave with pay. Additional days are granted after 5, 10, and 20 years of service to a maximum of 25 days annually.
- Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program information is available at:
Basic Eligibility Requirements:
* Must be a United States citizen.
* Must be at least 21 years of age when appointed as a police employee.
* Have vision correctable to 20/50.
* Possess a High School graduate or equivalent (GED).
* Must possess a valid driver's license.
No exception will be made for anyone who does not meet all requirements.
No applicant will be discriminated against with the respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment or any matter directly or indirectly related to employment because of race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry. The Capitol Police adheres to all provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Department will endeavor to select, hire and retain the best qualified applicants available.
The Capitol Police Section is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates must meet minimum selection criteria and successfully complete the application and selection process prior to being granted a conditional offer of employment to attend Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA).
Indiana State Government is an E-Verify employer, and all new employees are required to have their employment eligibility verified through the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration. To remain in accordance with the law, the Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that we certify the identity and work eligibility of all new employees. Therefore, if hired, your presentation of proper documentation is required by the law. The Employment Eligibility form (Form I-9) and all other needed documentation can be found at www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf. Please note that if you submit a document from list B of form I-9, this document must contain a photo ID to establish identity. All new employees must present the required documents in person, on your first day of employment.
The Capitol Police selection process is an in-depth and lengthy procedure. Components of the process include:
* Oral Interview
* Background Investigation
* Medical and Psychological Examinations
* Toxicology Screening
* Superintendent’s Review
* Recruit Academy
No applicant will be discriminated against with the respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment or any matter directly or indirectly related to employment because of race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry. The Indiana State Police adheres to all provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Department will endeavor to select, hire and maintain in its employ only the best qualified applicants available.
Employees are selected solely upon merit and without regard to geographic location. As a Capitol Police Officer you are subject to availability for duty 24 hours a day.Authority and Work - Capitol Police Officers are empowered to exercise full police authority. Capitol Police Officers are tasked with providing the protection for elected officials, visiting VIPs, and 20,000 state employees and visitors daily along with the enforcement of state laws. The highest priority of a Capitol Police Officer is the physical security of the buildings, properties, and personnel in and around the Government Center Complex.
In-Service Training - All Capitol Police personnel are required to attend periodic re-training courses. A re-training school may last for several days, and it provides a means for Capitol Police personnel to review past training and to become aware of new developments in police work.
Benefits - A retirement program is available through PERF. Life Insurance coverage is available through American United Life at nominal rates. Group Hospitalization with medical insurance is available to those who desire this type protection, with a portion of the premium paid by the State of Indiana. Uniform, ordnance, and other equipment are furnished by the Department. Police employees receive 12 work days annual vacation leave with pay. Additional days are granted after 5, 10 and 20 years of service to a maximum of 25 days annually.
Information secured through testing and investigation will be held in strict confidence. Applicants are responsible for all expenses incurred by them in connection with travel, etc. when reporting for tests, physical examination, and interviews.
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For additional information, contact your nearest Indiana State Police Post or General Headquarters, Human Resources Division, Employment Services Section at Indianapolis, IN 46204-2259 or telephone 317.232.0319 or toll free within Indiana 1.800.622.4995
The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) provides academic and field instruction designed to acquaint the officer with the performance, functions and duties of an Capitol Police officer. The conduct of the school closely corresponds to training for officer candidates in military service.
The ILEA (http://www.in.gov/ilea/) is located in Plainfield, Indiana. Training is typically conducted Monday through Friday, and trainees return home on the weekends. Trainees are furnished lodging and some meals. Trainees are paid the salary of a Officer Trainee on a bi-weekly basis.
Applicants may be dismissed at any time during the recruit academy.
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