The Charlestown Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Department is interested in good citizens who are seeking a career in law enforcement.  From time to time the City will have openings for police officers.  The active pool of applicants will include all individuals who have submitted an application prior to the posted deadline and who meet the minimum qualifications for the position.


Qualifications and Requirements for Police Patrolman Employment:

The minimum initial requirements for appointment as a regular full-time police officer of the Department shall be:

1.                  Applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America per Indiana Code 36-8-3.5-12 (a) (1);

2.                  Applicant must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age to apply and not have reached their 36th birthday by the date of appointment;

3.                  Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED certificate;

4.                  Applicant cannot have a felony conviction;

5.                  Applicant cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence under [18 USC §922 (g)];

6.                  Applicant must be drug-free, and have no convictions for driving under the influence of drugs;

7.                  Applicant cannot have a conviction for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI), or operating a vehicle with a breath alcohol content (BrAC) in excess of 0.10%;

8.                  Applicant must be of good moral character;

9.                  Applicant shall not have received other than an honorable discharge from the military, or other discharge with honorable conditions;

10.             Applicant shall, if appointed, establish residency as required by state law or local ordinance.

11.             Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license from their state of residence;

12.             Applicant must submit to a background investigation, including but not limited to, a credit check, reference check, and/or complete criminal history inquiry;

13.      Applicant must submit to a physical fitness evaluation, parallel with the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board’s Basic Course Academy exit standards.

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