Police Officer, Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

Become a Police Officer with IMPD

Protect and serve the Indianapolis community

What it means to be a police officer

As a police officer on IMPD, every day is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people of Indianapolis. Police officers are problem solvers – interacting with a wide spectrum of individuals, responding to an array of critical issues, and directly helping people with tangible results.
The profession is rewarding as well as challenging. Police officers run toward danger and often interact with people on their worst days – as an officer, you are the bridge between crisis and a healthy and safe outcome for the individuals you serve.Throughout a career, a police officer may serve in many neighborhoods and hold a number of different positions across a wide range of available job functions. Police officers have access to training opportunities, many different pathways to career advancement, and great pay and benefits.


On the IMPD, you will find the camaraderie of being part of a team with the freedom to shape your own career. You will join some of the finest women and men in law enforcement on a department that prides itself on its high level of professionalism, community policing focus, and intelligence-led crime reduction efforts. You will have access to continuous opportunities for training and advancement, options for flexible work schedules, and exceptional salary and benefits including a pension.We love Indy, and we consider serving its people a special privilege. Home to top universities, world-class cultural attractions, premier sporting events, and the friendliest of neighbors, Indianapolis is a city that has truly transformed over the past decade. Learn more about life in our great city by visiting Moving to Indianapolis and No Mean City.

Choose your adventure

In the IMPD, the opportunities are endless. You can serve in one of many specialized jobs in the department or spend your career building relationships in Indianapolis neighborhoods as a beat officer. You can receive on-the-job training and advance your career through the promotion process.
From patrol to public affairs to SWAT, there’s a dream job for everyone in the IMPD.However, all officers begin their careers in a neighborhood, patrolling a beat and helping to solve problems Indianapolis residents face. Beat officers make a tangible and direct impact on our community, one resident at a time.

I’m ready to join IMPD

Interested individuals can apply here.

To learn more about the IMPD’s application requirements and training process, check out What it Takes to Join the IMPD.

Contact a Recruiter

Officer Babacar Diouf: Desk: 317.327.IMPD(4673) Cell: 317.954.7919
Officer Michelle Clegg: 317.435.6472
Sergeant Michelle Lewis: Desk: 317.327.3062 Cell: 317.417.4232
Commander Ida Williams: 317.796.9346
Email: [email protected]