Evansville Police Department


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.



Joining Our Team

Application Process

Completed applications may be hand delivered, mailed, or emailed to the following address:

Sergeant Dexter Wolf – Personnel Unit


Evansville Police Department

15 N.W. M.L. King Blvd., Room 129

Evansville, IN  47708-1891

Code of Ethics

Our Oath To The City

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.

Field Training

Our Field Training Program

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.

Police Academy

Southwest Indiana Law
Enforcement Academy

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Call: (800) 457-8283
Fax: (855) 463-5292


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:

Addiction & Disabilities

IC 5-2-1-9(g)

CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)and Heimlich Maneuver

IC 5-2-8-[1&2](e)(18).

Under State/County/Local Continuing Education Laws

State: 5-2-8-5

SIDS (Sudden
Infant Death Syndrome)

IC 5-2-8-[1&2&5](e)(17)

General Continuing Education Requirement

IC 5-2-1-9(g) 

Trafficking (8 Areas)

IC 5-2-1-9(g)

Domestic and Child Abuses

IC 5-2-8-[1&2&5](e)(1-16)

Theft of Valuable Metals


IC 5-2-1-9(g)


  • Probationary Officer – 2024 Starting Salary $59,837.31 plus educational bonuses
  • All uniforms and equipment furnished first year
  • $1,600.00 per year clothing and equipment allowance after first year
  • $3,500.00 increase upon completion of one year probation period, plus annual City increase
  • Longevity Pay
  • Paid $75,000 Life Insurance
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance – Immediate Coverage
  • Free On-Site Health Clinic w/free medications
  • Educational Bonuses
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Paid Vacations
  • Family Leave Time
  • Sick Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Paid Overtime
  • Compensatory Time Accrual
  • Shift Differential
  • Specialty Bonus Pay for Specific Positions
  • 17 Paid Holidays
  • Membership in Public Employee’s Retirement Fund (INPRS)