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Employment Information

July 8, 2022 Update:  The application process has now closed.

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The following is a synopsis of the Newburgh Police Department's application process and the various testing phases, which must be completed:


In order to apply, all applicants must meet the basic requirements of the Newburgh Police Department as listed below:


  • Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 39 at the time of application.  


  • Must have reached 21st birthday on or before the closing date of the acceptance of applications.


  • If an applicant reaches his/her thirty-ninth (39) birthday prior to appointment, his/her name shall automatically be removed from the eligibility list. 


  • Applicants must be United States Citizens.


  • Applicants must be high school graduates or possess a GED equivalent certificate.


  • Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.


  • If you have a driver’s license from a state other than Indiana, you must be able to get an Indiana driver’s license.


  • Applicants must never have been convicted of a felony criminal violation.


  • Applicants who have served in the military must have received an Honorable discharge.  Anything less than an Honorable discharge will not be considered.


  • Applicants must be of good moral character.

  • An applicant who has engaged in any criminal activity may be rejected by the Metropolitan Board of Police Commissioners regardless of whether the applicant has ever been prosecuted, convicted, or acquitted.


  • Applicants must possess strength and agility necessary to perform routine law enforcement duties.


  • Applicants must pass all testing established by the Metropolitan Board of Police Commissioners.


  • Applicants must submit to and pass a CVSA examination process post-job offer.


  • Applicants must be able to pass a Public Employee Retirement Fund (PERF) medical examination and be accepted by the PERF pension board post-job offer. 


  • Applicants must be able to pass a hearing test as required in the physical examination. 


  • Applicants must pass drug screens post-job offer.


  • Applicants must submit to a battery of psychological examinations and interview with a clinical psychologist post-job offer. 


  • Applicants must submit to fingerprinting and have a photograph taken by the Newburgh Police Department.


  • All applicants who meet the basic qualifications may submit an application that has been completed to the Newburgh Police Department by the specified date.


    A complete background investigation will be conducted by the Newburgh Police Department on each candidate.  The investigation shall include local and NCIC criminal record checks, neighborhood and current and former employer checks, credit and FBI checks, and any other inspections that may be needed.  The investigating officer shall report the results of the investigation in writing to the Metropolitan Board of Police Commissioners.  Candidates may be required to sign waivers releasing the Newburgh Police Department and its employees from any liability, should negative information be uncovered during the background investigation.


    Evaluations that may be used include, but are not limited to:  physical assessment, competitive written entry level examination, oral interview and/or assessment before a sworn police officer board, written composition, interview with the Chief of Police, Major, and Metropolitan Board of Police Commissioners.


    To be considered, applications must be completed in their entirety with all required documentation submitted to the Newburgh Police Department by the closing date of the application process.  Note:  If any information required in the application is found to be falsified, misrepresented, or intentionally excluded, the applicant will be disqualified.


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