Initial requirements for sworn employment as a police officer with the Huntington Police Department are established by the Indiana Code which provides that applicants:

1.   Must be a resident citizen of the United States

2.   Must be 21 years old and not have reached their 36th birthday by date of appointment

3.   Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate

4.   Cannot have a felony conviction

5.   Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence under [18 USC §922 (g)]

6.   Must possess a valid driver's license from their state of residence

7.   Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military

8.   Must pass a mandatory drug screening test

Screen Requirements
The Huntington Police Department's applicant screening process is multi-phased and consists of the following steps:

1.   Review of automatic disqualifications in Resume/Application

2.   Physical Agility Test

3.   Written Exam 

4.   Oral Interview

5.   Background Investigation

6.   Polygraph Examination

7.   Conditional Offer of Employment

8.   Medical & Psychological Evaluations (PERF)

9.   Pension Board Approval

10. Sworn in as New Officer


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