Pre-Application for Police Officer Position

The Plainfield Police Department periodically conducts hiring processes to establish an eligibility list for full-time police officers or to begin the process to fill anticipated openings. 

Candidates meeting the minimum requirements who have submitted a pre-application before the deadline will be invited to participate in the hiring process. The invitation will include the date, location, and time of the initial step of the process. Failure to participate in any stage of the employment screening process will result in the candidate’s disqualification. Continuation in the process will be based on the candidate’s earned score at each step and relevant pre-application background information. 

The hiring process can take several months to complete. Hire dates are based on several circumstances. If you have any questions about employment, benefits, or specific questions about the hiring process, please feel free to contact Deputy Chief Joe Aldridge with the Plainfield Police Department at [email protected] or (317) 754-5320. You may also email [email protected].

Minimum Requirements for Plainfield Police Officer Candidates:

All applicants shall:

  • Be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate.
  • Possess a valid Indiana driver’s license (or obtain one within 60 days of becoming an Indiana resident).
  • Be a US citizen.
  • Be at least 21 years of age, and not have reached 40 years of age by date of the appointment unless already enrolled in the INPRS / PERF retirement program.
  • Have no felony convictions.
  • Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
  • Not have been dishonorably discharged from the military.
  • Be drug-free.
  • Be able to pass the physical fitness exit standards adopted by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

Physical Agility Standards

Lateral Candidates ILEA Entry Standards
Non-Certified Candidates ILEA Exit Standards
1.5 Mile Run
18 minutes / 56 seconds or less
16 minutes / 28 seconds or less
Vertical Jump
13.5 inches or higher
16 inches or higher
Max Push-Ups
21 or more
25 or more
Sit-Ups (1 minute)
24 or more
29 or more
300 Meter Run
82 seconds or less
71 seconds or less

If you meet the minimum requirements and wish to apply, please click the link below and complete the pre-application form completely, truthfully, and as soon as possible.