Columbus - Police Officer

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Department Columbus Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Certified
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$59,997-$71,996
Deadline Jan 1, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Contactsnorman@columbus.in.gov
Location Columbus, IN
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Columbus Police Department, IN Police Jobs

COLUMBUS, INDIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

POLICE OFFICER

Columbus Police Department, IN Police Jobs

If you are unable to pay the $35.00 application fee, please call the Columbus Police Department at (812)376-2660.

Police Officer Requirements:

Notice: Applicants who have used an illegal drug in the past two (2) years will not be considered for the position.

  • 1. For Police Officer Applicants only: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.
    2. For Police Officer Applicants only: Applicants must be no more than 40 years of age by the date of hire to qualify for PERF.
    3. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
    4. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record to allow for proper insurability.
    5. Upon request, applicants must provide fingerprints that are subject to NCIC/IDACS clearance.
    6. Applicants shall have no convictions in the past five years that have not been expunged for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs.
    7. Applicants shall have no convictions in the past five years that have not been expunged for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, or operating a vehicle with blood alcohol content of .08% or above.
    8. Applicants shall have no felony convictions that have not been expunged.
    9. Applicants shall have no convictions in the past five years that have not been expunged for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
    10. For Police Officer Applicants only: Applicants must be able to pass the physical fitness exit standards adopted by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy:

Required Physical Test: Standards

  • Vertical Jump: 16 Inches
  • One Minute Sit-ups: 29
  • 300 Meter Run: 71 Seconds
  • Maximum Push-ups: 25
  • 1.5 Mile Run: 16 Minutes 28 Seconds

Columbus Police Department, IN Police Jobs

Hiring Process:

The hiring process includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Written Aptitude Test 
  • Physical Agility Testing
  • Executive Board Interview

After an offer of employment is extended, the following will be completed:

  • Background Examination with Polygraph Exam
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Physical Evaluation
  • Successful completion of Probationary Year, including completion of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, and Field Training Program.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Overtime Compensation Benefits
  • Vacation Time and Paid Holidays
  • College Incentive Pay (Minimum $250.00 and Maximum $2850.00)
  • Life Insurance/ Health Insurance Plan
  • Military Incentive Pay (Minimum $178.00 and Maximum $1424.00)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Public Employees Retirement Fund (City Pays 50% Of Employee's Share in Addition to City's Cost)
  • Patrol Officers Work 8.5 Hour Shifts and
  • Receive Every Other Weekend Off
  • Shift Differential Wage Incentive
    • 2nd Shift (2:30pm - 11 :00pm) .............. 5%
    • 3rd Shift (10:30pm- 7:00am) ............... 10%
  • New Officers Rotate Shifts For One Year Before Becoming Eligible To Bid On Shift Assignments.
  • 2022 PATROL OFFICER SALARY $59,997-$71,996
    • clothing allowance ............................ $900.00
    • specialty pay ........... up to $3000.00 per year
  • Take-home car use in Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson and Shelby Counties.

(The Chief of Police may authorize or require officers to take an assigned department vehicle to his or her residence, which could include personal use.)

Columbus Police Department, IN Police Jobs

CITY OF COLUMBUS, INDIANA

COLUMBUS POLICE DEPARTMENT

M / F / V

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Please direct questions regarding this position to snorman@columbus.in.gov


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