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Today’s job candidates have a variety of needs when it comes to securing a satisfying career, and achieving success in our workforce requires the right choices, tools and information.

The City of Winchester has proudly and purposefully stepped up to offer a variety of options and partnerships to support it’s local, diverse workforce.

Winchester, Indiana is a Certified Work Ready Community –

ACT Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) empowers counties and states with process, data and tools deployed in a common workforce development framework to drive economic growth by certifying counties as work-ready communities when established goals are attained.

In Indiana, Delaware, Rush, Randolph, Wayne, Henry and Fayette Counties are taking part in a county-level pilot to directly engage with the ACT CWRC effort. They are pioneers in leading this initiative in Indiana.

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC): Meeting The Demands of the Manufacturing Industry

Program organizers, class instructors and sponsors alike agree that the Winchester Advanced Manufacturing class set the bar high for future success.

The program, sponsored by the City of Winchester and WorkOne Eastern Indiana, prepares unemployed and underemployed people to meet the demands of the manufacturing industry. The course focuses on safety, production quality, ethics, production processes and maintenance in the workplace.

Winchester Police Department

For appointment as a full-time police officer with the City of Winchester, Indiana, the following requirements must be met by the applicant:

The applicant must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and less than thirty-six (36) years of age before acceptance in the 1977 Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Pension and Disability Fund.

The applicant must be a high school graduate as evidenced by a diploma issued by a high school accredited by the department or agency of the State authorized to accredit high schools or have certification of equivalent education.

The applicant must reside within Randolph County, Indiana, or an adjoining county to Randolph County, within the State of Indiana, and maintain telephone service at the time of appointment to the department.

The applicant shall possess a valid driving license from the State of Indiana at the time of appointment.

The applicant must submit to oral interviews before the Police Personnel Screening Committee and the Board of Public Safety for the purpose of determining such characteristics as; the applicant’s ability and to examine the applicant’s experience and background.

The applicant must be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation and must submit to a polygraph / CVSA exam and drug screening exam.

Applicants must successfully pass a general aptitude test and the physical agility test per statewide guidelines.

After a job offer is made, the applicant must pass a psychological screening and physical examination performed by a licensed physician or surgeon, chosen by the Police Pension Board, and be accepted into the 1977 Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Pension and Disability Fund. Additionally, after selection, the applicant must pass the physical fitness standards and academic requirements of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.


  • Applicants that submit incomplete applications will be disqualified
  • Any felony arrest/convictions
  • Any Domestic violence arrest/convictions
  • Any past drug involvement within 5 years
  • Any past theft involvements within 5 years

About the Winchester Police Department

  • The Winchester Police Department is a full-service police agency, providing police protection to a city of approximately 4700 residents.
  • The Department is divided into a Uniforms Division, Administrative Division and Investigations Division.
  • The Administrative Division consists of the Chief of Police and Deputy Chief of Police.
  • The Uniform Division contains the Patrol Division, Patrol Sergeant, Canine Unit, and School Resource Officer.
  • The Investigative Division consists of two Detectives and Special Investigations Team.
  • The Winchester Police Department currently employs 12 full-time Officers and up to 6 reserve Patrol Officers.

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