The Terre Haute Police Department is not currently accepting applications. Hiring processes are conducted annually, with applications typically being accepted in February of each year. Please check back with us for future opportunities.




Applicants will be required to participate in a written examination. Those applicants successfully passing the written examination will be required to participate in physical testing, conducted in the afternoon on that day.  Interested applicants should thoroughly familiarize themselves with the physical testing standards prior to submitting an application for employment.  Applicants must meet or exceed the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy's (ILEA) "EXIT" standards for physical testing (found here) on the day of testing to be considered eligible to move forward to the background investigation phase of the hiring process. Those candidates failing to meet or exceed any of the required physical testing standards will be immediately disqualified and withdrawn from the department's hiring process.  

*There will be NO makeup dates for the written or physical examinations. Please plan accordingly.

Applicants successfully passing both written and physical testing will be subject to a thorough background investigation.  Applicants successfully passing the background investigation phase will be forwarded to the Terre Haute Police Department's Civilian Merit Commission for further review, and selection to be placed on the department's Hiring Eligibility List, from which future vacancies will be filled. The Hiring Eligibility List will be valid for a period of one (1) year, or until the next annual Hiring Eligibility List is published, whichever is greater.  Upon being hired, new officers will be required to attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy for the 16 week Basic Academy.  Before and after the Academy, new officers will take part in on the job, in the field training with a Field Training Officer for up to 10 months, before final evaluations are conducted.

Individuals with prior law enforcement experience and those with military service are encouraged to apply.  Applicants will be emailed testing date and additional information when progressing through the phases.  

The Terre Haute Police Department is an equal employment opportunity employer which encourages women and minorities to apply.