Police Officer (New or Lateral Transfer)

Departments: Auburn Police Department

The City of Auburn Police Department is seeking a dedicated, hard-working and self-motivated Police Officer (New or Lateral Transfer) to join our police force full-time. The ideal candidate should have a strong work ethic, excellent problem-solving skills and be motivated to serve the citizens of Auburn.

Application requirements include:

  • At least 21 years of age and not yet 36 years of age
  • U.S. citizenship
  • No felony, drug or OWI convictions
  • No other serious misdemeanor convictions
  • Valid driver’s license and able to pass a driver’s record check
  • Able to pass all pre- and post-hire testing
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)

Additional Lateral Transfer Police Officer Requirements

  • At least one-year experience as a law enforcement officer
  • Current Indiana Law Enforcement certification
  • May currently participate in 1977 Police Officers’ & Fire Fighters’ Pension and Disability Fund but not a required pre-requisite

Essential Duties/Skills/Responsibilities/Qualifications

  • Assists, conducts and coordinates all duties required to maintain and uphold public safety throughout the community, including, but is not limited to traffic control, response to citizen complaints and elimination of criminal activity
  • Maintains accurate and detailed records of events completed
  • Follows all City of Auburn and Auburn Police Department policies and procedures in addition to all local, state and federal standards, regulations and safety rules
  • Able to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Provides excellent and professional customer service
  • Lifts 75-150 pounds on a frequent basis
  • Works safely and cooperatively in a team environment

Wage and Benefits

  • Paid vacation, holiday, sick, personal and bereavement pay
  • Life and health insurance
  • Annual clothing allowance
  • Paid overtime, shift premiums and specialty pay for some assignments
  • Issued cell phone and lap top computer
  • Take home patrol car based upon residency (including surrounding counties: Allen, Noble, Steuben and Lagrange) and/or specialty assignment
  • PERF 77 retirement
  • 3 shifts operating on a 5/2-5/3 8-hour shift schedule

Other Benefits

  • State-of-the-art training center
  • Outdoor firearms range
  • In-car computers
  • Spillman CAD / RMS
  • 800 Radio System
  • Operate under DeKalb County Central Communications
  • Emergency Response Teams
  • 3 – K-9 Teams
  • 2 – Detectives
  • Undercover Drug Operations


Interested candidates can submit their application to humanresources@ci.auburn.in.us. Applications can be downloaded from the button in the top right-hand corner of this page. Candidates may also complete an application in person at 210 E. Ninth Street, Auburn, IN 46706.

  • Resume
  • Completed job application
  • Birth certificate
  • High school diploma, GED or higher education degree
  • Driver’s license

APD Job Description and FAQs

Deadline: Open

EOE / Drug Free Workforce / E-VERIFY

The City of Auburn is an enrolled employer in the E-Verify Program verifying the work eligibility status of its new employees and will remain so until that program no longer exists.

Send your completed application to:

City of Auburn, Human Resources
P.O. Box 506
210 E. Ninth Street
Auburn, IN 46706

Unless specified in the individual job posting, please email humanresources@ci.auburn.in.us.

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