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 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 an 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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