Lafayette - Police Officer

Lafayette Police Department - Lafayette, Indiana

Nov 18, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Jan 31, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$TBD annual

Job Description




(Entry Level & Experienced)


  • Must be US Citizen
  • Must be between ages 21 and 40 at appointment.
  • No Felony Convictions
  • High School Graduate (G.E.D. shall be considered)
  • Just be of Good Moral Character


As leaders of the community, we will perform our duties with the utmost fairness and respect for all citizens. We will be loyal to our mission and to the community we serve. We will protect and defend the rights of all citizens with dignity, honor, and compassion. We will have the courage to do what is right and to stand against what is wrong, while always applying common sense to the difficult decisions we must make.


  • Recruit Officer: $56,165
  • 2nd year Officer: $59,447
  • Frist Class Officer: $66,009


  • The City of Lafayette is located in north-central Indiana and represents the largest portion of the Greater Lafayette Area.
  • Our sister-city, West Lafayette, in the home of Purdue University.
  • Lafayette enjoys a diverse community that has all the entrapments of a large city while still maintaining the small-town feel.
  • The Lafayette Police Department is well known for advanced on-going training, cutting-edge technology, and effective community policing.


The written test requires a minimum score of 80% to continue in the hiring process.

Physical Fitness Test:

There are 5 physical fitness components that will be measured as a battery of tests. Applicants should understand that these tests will involve periods of physical exertion and that, as with any physical activity, certain risks are inherent. Applicants will be expected to read and sign a Waiver Form.

  • Vertical Jump - This measures leg power and consists of measuring how high a person can jump.
  • One Minute Sit Ups - This measures abdominal, or trunk, muscular endurance. While laying on his/her back, the student will be given 1 minute to do as many bent leg sit-ups as possible.
  • 300-Meter Run - This measures anaerobic power, or the ability to make an intense burst of effort for a short time period or distance. This component consists of sprinting 300 meters as fast as possible.
  • Maximum Push Ups - This measures the muscular endurance of the upper body. This component consists of doing as many push-ups as possible until muscle failure.
  • 1.5 Mile Run - This measures aerobic power or cardiovascular endurance (stamina over time). To complete this component you must run/walk, as fast as possible, a distance of 1.5 miles.
Minimum Passing Performance
  • 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


  • Written Test
  • Physical Fitness Test
  • Polygraph Exam
  • Captain's Board (Panel Interview)
  • Background Investigation
  • Civil Service Commission (Panel Interview)
  • Medical and Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Pension Board Hearing (Panel Interview)
  • Qualification through INPRS

The City of Lafayette Police Department is an equal opportunity employer and is looking to hire a diversified workforce.

Additional Information

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Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma /GED
  • Experience: Entry Level

Contact Informaton

Emma H

Lafayette Police Department
Training Center 1301 South Street
Lafayette, Indiana 47901
phone: 855-720-2777

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