Indiana State Police Looking To Hire More Soldiers, Applications Open Online Now | New
SELLERSBURG, Ind. (WDRB) – Indiana State Police are looking to hire more state soldiers.
According to Sgt. Carey Huls with the ISP Sellersburg position, fewer people have applied for the position in recent years. He hopes to see renewed interest this year.
“There are probably a lot of factors, but perceptions about the police have changed, it’s a factor. But even before the last few years we’ve seen those numbers go down. It’s a career and some people may not. not be willing to say, “I want to spend 25 years doing this job,” Huls said.
He went on to say, “It’s statewide and it’s countrywide, so we’re not the only ones feeling it. LMPD, IPD, all major departments in the country are feeling the same crisis. “
Huls said that when people apply and are accepted, they can end up in any district in the state, but keeping people close to home, like places like Sellersburg, is strongly recommended if they are. want to stay.
“FAI is different. It’s really like family and it’s a career, it’s not a job, ”he said.
Huls said that the Sellersburg station currently has around 40 sworn officers and he would like to see more.
“The best part is just helping people, being there for people on the road who need help. We do investigations, we have just about any police career you can think of,” he said. he declared.
There is a physical aptitude test, written exam and interviews, background check and polygraph that must be passed, among other steps, before showing up to the academy.
ISP is also looking to hire other positions such as dispatchers and an equipment mechanic. The links for these applications can be found here.
Huls hopes that this next recruiting class will be able to fill 60 to 70 places for ISPs.
“Having those numbers increased is in everyone’s interest for security,” he said.
The FAI application process is open online until August 22.
Those interested can click here to apply.
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