Evansville Police Department

Evansville Police Department

On behalf of the 289 sworn officers and 31 civilian employees of the Evansville Police Department, we welcome you to our official website.


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Ready to Apply? Click the APPLY NOW link below to download and complete and application!


Applications can be completed and submitted electronically by email to dwolf@evansvillepolice.com, OR they can be dropped off in person at the Evansville Police Department Headquarters.

Chief Billy Bolin

Evansville Police Department

Chief Bolin’s Biography »


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.

The Evansville Police Department strives to reflect the diversity of the consumers we serve. We are committed to our partnership with the community and all city agencies as we collaborate to address crime and quality of life issues in our neighborhoods. It is our goal to fulfill the department’s public safety mission in a manner that recognizes the vast array of experiences and differences of our customer base. The very essence of our mission is to provide Evansville with the best policing services possible. 

About EPD

Early EPD History

The birth of the Evansville Police Department dates back to 1863 with the employment of two men assigned to the duty of checking downtown buildings at night. At the end of the Civil War in 1865, it became necessary for the community to enlarge its protective force and the department increased its number to sixteen and fell under the supervision of Evansville’s Mayor, William Baker. Because there were more officers to oversee, it became necessary to appoint a supervisor for the police department. As Phillip Klein had been “duly elected” the Wharfmaster, he was selected to be Captain of Police, receiving orders from the mayor who retained the position of Chief of Police.

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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 will start with Physical Assessments on July 14th and 15th. Written testing will be held on July 17th. Interviews will begin on July 19th. Apply before July 13th, 2023 to participate in this 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. 

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