Now Hiring Full-Time Police Officers

The Knox City Police Department is now hiring lateral and entry level full-time police officers. Join our force! Non-ILEA Certified Applicants must be able to successfully complete a written exam and a physical assessment upon the offer of employment and assignment of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

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What KPD Will Offer You!

  • Starting pay for a Probationary Patrol Officer - $52,000 (first year)
  • First Class Patrolman - $58,000
  • Earn a $5,000 Signing Bonus! 
  • Longevity Pay ($200 per year after the 1st year)
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation (after 1 year)
  • Earned Sick Days (1 day a month)
  • 1977 PERF Retirement
  • Clothing Allowance ($1200 after first year)
  • Take Home Vehicle
  • Updated Beard & Tattoo Policy

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be a resident citizen of the United States.
  • Applicants must be 21-40 years of age.
  • Hold a valid Indiana Driver's license.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must submit to an oral interview.
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background investigation.
  • No illegal use of any type of drugs two (2) years prior to applying.
  • Never been convicted of domestic battery or felony charge.
  • A dishonorable discharge from the military service shall disqualify the applicant.

Submit Your Application

Applications may be picked up at the Knox City Hall, Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, or for an email copy contact Chief Harold Smith at

Application deadline is Friday, June 30, 2023, at 4:00 pm. Applications can be dropped off at Knox City Hall or mialed to Knox City Police, 101 W Washington St, Knox, IN 46534. The Knox City Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date Published: 2023-05-17 16:28:00