On behalf of the 286 sworn officers and 31 civilian employees of the Evansville Police Department, we welcome you to our official website.

We pledge to provide each citizen of Evansville the highest standard of performance. We are committed to making law enforcement decisions that are fair and unbiased. The Evansville Police Department understands the significance of diversity, fairness, human rights, and justice. We strongly object to and discourage all forms of unfair discrimination. The Evansville Police are dedicated to performing our law enforcement duties in a professional manner that serves all communities regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, nationality, belief system, and social status.

Early EPD History

In 1812, Colonel Hugh McGary, Jr., purchased a 200 acre tract of land from the federal government and built a cabin on the end of what is present day Main Street. When Warrick County was established a few years later, McGary donated 100 acres to the county with the provision McGary’s land would be appointed as the county seat. But in 1814, the territorial legislature of Indiana divided Warrick County, creating Posey County on the west and Perry County on the east. Warrick County returned the donated land to McGary, relocating the seat of county government to Darlington—no longer in existence—which was more centrally located.

Become An Officer


EPD is now accepting applications.
Download an application here.

Application Instructions: Click here

Learn more about the benefits of working for the Evansville Police Department and the application process.

The next selection process testing begins on September 24th.  Apply by September 20, 2021 to participate in the September testing group.

The City of Evansville Police Department is a fully accredited agency and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. 

Operation Prevention

The DEA has joined forces with Discovery Education to provide no-cost online tools that support every member of the community with the power of prevention. Help kickstart life-saving conversations today with standards-aligned English & Spanish-language resources for students in grades 3-12, plus additional resources designed for educators, families, and professionals.

Operation Prevention provides curriculum for students in grades 3-12 on with lessons on opioid prevention as well additional multi-drug modules. It also has an opioid prevention curriculum for employees in the workplace, and cultural resources for the American Indian/Alaska Native community. All components are available online at www.OperationPrevention.com and are free.

You can view/download the following files: a combined flyer with information for both the school curriculum and the workplace, a flyer for just the school curriculum (English on one side, Spanish on the reverse) and a fact sheet about the program, for more detailed information please view www.OperationPrevention.com.

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