Indiana State Police seeking recruits for 78th Recruit Academy

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana State Police is now accepting applications for the 78th Recruit Academy.

Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State trooper must apply online at This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police.

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for the 78th Recruit Academy.

Basic eligibility requirements and consideration factors for an Indiana State trooper:

1. Must be a United States citizen.

2. Must be at least 21 and less than 40 years of age when appointed as a police employee. (Appointment date is Dec. 13, 2018).

3. Must meet a minimum vision standard (corrected or uncorrected) of 20/50 acuity in each eye and 20/50 distant binocular acuity in both eyes.

4. Must possess a valid driverís license to operate an automobile.

5. Must be willing, if appointed, to reside and serve anywhere within the State of Indiana as designated by the superintendent.

6. Must be a high school graduate as evidenced by a diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED).

The starting salary for an Indiana State Police Department Recruit is $1,615.39 bi-weekly during the academy training. At the completion of academy training, the starting salary is $48,000 a year. Graduates of the 78th Recruit Academy are offered a health care plan, which includes medical, dental, vision and pharmacy coverage for both current and retired employees, along with their families, until reaching age 65.

The Indiana State Police pension program provides a lifetime pension after 25 years of service. Additionally, the Indiana State Police Department provides comprehensive disability coverage and a life insurance program.

Student loan forgiveness programs are being offered at this time through the following:

Interested applicants can obtain additional information about a career as an Indiana State Trooper by visiting to find the recruiter assigned to your area.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: