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.
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.
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.
The next selection process testing will be September 16, 17 and 18, 2022. Apply before September 15, 2022 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.