It is the goal of the City of Evansville Police Department and the Evansville Police Merit Commission to recruit the most qualified persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability, to serve the citizens of Evansville as police officers. Hiring requirements are based on job-related criteria, taking into consideration the knowledge, personal attributes, skills and training required to perform the job tasks, so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.
The Field Training Program is a complex management system with the goal of improving the department’s overall effectiveness and efficiency. The program enhances the overall applicant/probationary screening process with daily on-the-job observation.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Call: (800) 457-8283
Fax: (855) 463-5292
Evansville Police Department
15 N.W. M.L. King Blvd., Room 129
Evansville, IN 47708-1891
AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.
Sworn officers are required to complete ongoing training every year. State statute mandates that 24 hours of in-service training are completed every calendar year. Below is a list of those required courses:
CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)and Heimlich Maneuver
Under State/County/Local Continuing Education Laws
General Continuing Education Requirement
Domestic and Child Abuses
Theft of Valuable Metals