Thank you for your interest in becoming an officer for the Indiana State Police
Capitol Police Section. Review the information below to learn more about ISP Capitol
ISP currently is accepting applications for Capitol Police Section
Recruits. If you are interested in applying to become an ISP Capitol Police Section
Officer, please click on the following link to download the application:
ISP Capitol Police Section Application
Matrix - Effective July 2008
Basic Eligibility Requirements and Consideration Factors
Eligible candidates for recruit school must:
- 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.
No exception will be made for anyone not meeting all requirements. Any application
for police employment received after the application deadline shall be held until
the beginning of the next selection process.
Answer ALL questions. If the question does not apply, enter: “N/A".
DO NOT submit any other documents with your application. All documents needed
for the selection process will be requested at a later date.
It is important that you correctly indicate your mailing address, e-mail address,
and telephone number(s). If you have an address, e-mail address, or phone number
change after submitting this application, e-mail the change(s) to the Recruiting
website at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Incomplete applications will not be considered and will be discarded. Any misrepresentation
of facts on this application will disqualify the applicant. Do not make inquiries
regarding the status of the application; you will receive appropriate information
concerning the application periodically via e-mail. Complete applications will be
kept on file for one year from the date the selection process ends. After that time,
they will be considered inactive and will be destroyed.
- Submission of completed On-line Capitol Police Section Officer Application Form
- Physical Ability Test Entrance Standards (http://www.in.gov/isp/3124.htm)
- Oral Interview
- Polygraph/Psychological Tests
- Background Investigation
- Fitness Examination/Psychological Evaluation
- Superintendent's Review
The expected duration of the selection process will be approximately three to four
Any applicant, who competes in a selection process for a position as a Capitol Police
Officer and is unsuccessful in achieving hiring status, shall not be excluded from
competing in any subsequent selection processes.
The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy is a live-in academy located in Plainfield,
IN and comprises a course of academic and field instruction designed to acquaint
the applicant with the performance, functions and duties of a Capitol Police Officer.
The conduct of the school closely corresponds to training for officer candidates
in military services. Training is typically conducted Monday through Friday with
recruits returning home on the weekends.
- Applicants who attend the training school are furnished lodging and meals at no
expense to them.
- This training is academically recognized by some universities, and credit may be
earned for successful completion of the school.
- Trainees may be dismissed at any time.
During the officer's first year as a Capitol Police Officer, the officer is on probation
and may be discharged at any time without recourse to a formal hearing. Upon satisfactory
completion of the first year as a Capitol Police Officer, the officer may receive
a permanent appointment, and then can be discharged upon preferment of formal charges
in writing, and has recourse to a public hearing before the State Police Board,
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
- 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.
The application is a PDF (Portable Document Format) form, utilizing text entry fields
and drop-down menus. Therefore, in order for you to view, complete and submit the
application properly, it is highly recommended you follow the following set-up
instructions below prior to proceeding to the application.
APPLICATION SET-UP AND SUBMISSION STEPS:
- Download and install the free Adobe Reader software from the following web-site:
o You will need to download the new Adobe Reader above to properly complete and
submit your application.
o If you are using a Macintosh Operating System, ensure you download the appropriate
software for your system using the Adobe link given above.
o Macintosh Operating System Users: If after downloading the newest Adobe Reader
and you are experiencing difficulty with the application or you have received a
notification from Human Resources that your application was not successfully submitted,
you will have to re-submit your application utilizing a Windows Based System.
- Upon first opening the Capitol Police Section application and allowing the application
to fully load, save a copy of the application in an easily found location on your
computer using your Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial and your Date of Birth
to name the file. Use the following formats as an example:
Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial, MM-DD-YY
(Example) “Doe, John, A, 03-05-80”
- Complete your application, ensuring that you have entered the appropriate information
and completed all required fields. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- Save your completed application.
- Once you have saved a copy of your completed application to your computer, send
the application as an attachment in an e-mail message using the following criteria
to finish submitting your application to the Indiana State Police:
Subject: Indiana State Police Capitol Police Application
Message/Narrative Section: Include your Full Name (Last Name, First Name, Middle
Initial) and Date of Birth (MM-DD-YY)
ATTACH your Application: When you have completed the information above, attach your
application utilizing your e-mail programs file attachment protocols.
Send: Confirm all information above is accurate and that you have entered the correct
e-mail address for the Indiana State Police:
DO NOT send duplicate applications. The Indiana State Police Employment
Services Section will send a confirmation e-mail that your application was processed
within 7 days.
If you need assistance, you may contact the Employment Services Section at 317-232-8277
during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Capitol Police Section Daily Duties
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 317-232-8277 or toll free within Indiana 1-800-622-4995.