How Old Do You Have to Be to Become a Police Officer in Indiana?

Question by Chris V: How old do you have to be to become a police officer in Indiana?
My driver claims that he used to be a police officer in Indiana but I find it hard to believe since he was only 20 when he joined the Army. Does anyone know the age requirements and if so where you can find them. I know you don’t qualify for the pension program unless you’re over 21. I’m just curious cuz we listen to him tell bullshit stories all day every day and I’m tired of it.

Best answer:

Answer by davidmi711
Yeah, he’s lying:

Initial Requirements

Initial requirements for sworn employment with the Indianapolis Police Department are established by the Indiana Code which provides that applicants:

must be a resident citizen of the United States
must be 21 years old to apply and not have reached their 36th birthday by date of appointment
must have a high school diploma or GED certificate
cannot have a felony conviction
cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence under [18 USC §922 (g)]
must possess a valid driver’s license from their state of residence
must be a resident of Marion County, Indiana or one of the seven adjoining counties at the time of appointment to the Department
cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military
must pass a mandatory drug screening test

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