Eligibility and Requirements
The basic qualifications for applying for a position as an Indiana State Excise Police Officer are:
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Be at least 21 years of age to attend the Excise Police Recruit Training Academy.
- Have obtained a high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) certificate.
- Have a valid driver’s license.
- Must be willing to work rotating shifts.
- Must be willing to serve in, or be assigned to, any district in the State of Indiana.
- After the prescribed training, the applicant must be able to perform all the job functions of an Excise Officer.
- Not, nor have ever been, a member of, or otherwise affiliated with, a group or organization which advocates the overthrow of the United States Government or any of its subdivisions by force, violence, or other unlawful means.
- Must be able to pass a character, financial and background check.
- Never have had a felony conviction of a crime in this state or any other state, or in the military service, which has not been pardoned.
- Not have multiple misdemeanor or violation convictions so as to indicate a disregard for the law.
- Not have a misdemeanor conviction which has not been pardoned, and which is serious enough to cast doubt on his/her fitness to be a police officer, or which resulted in serious bodily injury to another person.
- Not have been convicted for a domestic violence violation.
- Not have been dishonorably discharged from the military services.
- Not have been discharged under other than honorable conditions, if the conditions would cast doubt on his/her fitness to be a police officer.
- Not knowingly make a false statement in the application process or have made a false statement in an internal investigation from a current/previous employer.
- Not have been suspended or discharged by an employer for reasons which would cast doubt on his/her fitness to be a police officer.
- Not use illegal drugs or have a past history of illegal drug use, which would cast doubt on his/her fitness to be a police officer.
- Not have a history of or use of legal drugs or alcohol to excess.
- Not have ever illegally manufactured, transported for sale, or sold a controlled substance.
- Not have been discharged or allowed to resign in lieu of discharge for reasons of moral character or moral turpitude for acts or omissions of conduct that would cause a reasonable person to doubt his/her honesty and integrity.
- Be of good general character and reputation in the community.
- Not have his/her police certification suspended or revoked in any jurisdictions.
- Be willing to allow access to all current/previous employment records.