Does the LPD require a college degree?

We do not require a college degree.  However, 75% of our officers either have an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree.  95% of the remaining officers have earned credits towards a college degree.

A college degree can be a great advantage.

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1. What is the starting salary for a Lafayette Police Officer?
2. When should I apply?
3. How long is a hiring process?
4. What are the age requirements to be hired with the LPD?
5. How can I prepare for the physical testing?
6. What happens if I am unable to pass the minimum physical testing requirements?
7. How can I prepare for the written exam?
8. What happens if I don’t achieve the minimum standards on the written test?
9. What happens during my first year of employment with the police department?
10. Does a military background help my chances of employment?
11. Does the LPD require a college degree?
12. What advice do you have for someone who hasn’t been to college, is not a current or former member of the military and is considering a career in law enforcement?
13. How much does it cost me to attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy?
14. What are the shift hours for members of the LPD?
15. How many police officers does the Lafayette Police Department employ?
16. Take me back to the Lafayette Police Department Career Opportunity Website.