Capitol police hiring, application deadline set for July 6

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MARION COUNTY (June 23, 2014) – Applications are due soon for anyone interested in joining the Indiana State Police Capitol Police Section.

Capitol police officers protect the Indiana Statehouse, governor’s residence and surrounding state government facilities.

Applications must be received via email by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Applications received after the deadline will not accepted.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be at least 21 years old when appointed as a police employee
  • Have vision correctable to 20/50
  • Possess a valid driver’s license to operate an automobile
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED

Interested candidates must complete the online application form. In addition, they’ll undergo an oral interview, a physical ability test, psychological evaluation and background check, among other tests.

The salary is competitive with surrounding agencies, state police say. Officers make $1,342.30 bi-weekly during the probationary year and academy training. Once those are complete, the starting salary is $36,101 annually. Other benefits include health, dental, vision and pharmacy insurance coverage for current and retired employees, along with their families.

The Capitol Police Section also offers comprehensive disability coverage and a life insurance program.

For more information and the application, visit the Indiana State Police website.