Application/Appointment Process

The Lafayette Police Force is An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the City of Lafayette to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. This same non-discriminatory consideration will guide all personnel actions including, but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training and promotion decisions in all job classifications. Furthermore, compensation, benefits, transfers, education or tuition assistance and social and recreational programs will be administered in a non-discriminatory fashion.

Application/Appointment Process

Applicants must submit a completed application form (PDF), along with all requested documentation to be considered eligible for the next written test date. The test pool shall consist of those applicants taking the written aptitude test. Each applicant must take the next available aptitude test from the date his or her application is submitted. Any applicant who fails to qualify at any phase of the application process may re-apply after sitting out one calendar year. While it is preferred to complete the PDF application, if you are unable to do so you may utilize the Word (.doc) form of the LPD application (DOC).

Appointment Steps

An applicant's appointment is conditional upon meeting the provisions for membership in the 1977 Police Pension and Disability Fund (PERF) under IC 36-8-8-1 et. seq. (IC 36-8-3-21). After extending a conditional offer of employment to an applicant a physical examination and psychological evaluation will be completed (at no cost to the applicant) and results of those examinations will be presented 1st to the local Pension Board for their review and a brief interview with the applicant and finally to PERF for their approval. Approval from PERF can take up to 4 weeks.

Probationary Period

The employment of any applicant is considered probationary for a period of 1 year and that period may be extended for a period not to exceed 6 additional months, upon the recommendation of the Chief.

Availability Constraints

Prospective applicants should consider their availability to attend each step in the process prior to filing an application. Travel arrangements are the responsibility of the applicant. It is recommended that applicants complete military and educational obligations prior to applying to the department due to these constraints.