Ball State UPD accepting lateral transfer applications for police officer

<p>University Police Department Lt. Terrell Smith hugs a participant Jan. 20, 2020, during the MLK Unity March. UPD helped direct the traffic on McKinley Avenue during the march. <strong>Bailey Cline, DN</strong></p>

University Police Department Lt. Terrell Smith hugs a participant Jan. 20, 2020, during the MLK Unity March. UPD helped direct the traffic on McKinley Avenue during the march. Bailey Cline, DN

Ball State's University Police Department (UPD) announced it is accepting lateral transfer applications to work as a police officer at the university.

According to UPD's website, its officers undergo the same training as all police officers in the State of Indiana and receive the same certification and police powers.



Applicants must have at least an associate degree or two years of college or equivalent experience in law enforcement. They should also have successfully completed the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy's (ILEA) basic training course within the first year of employment or an equivalent program approved by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board.

Additionally, they should be able to perform all mental and physical requirements as outlined in each job duty, meet ILEA's physical fitness standards and pass a psychological evaluation and polygraph test after being offered the position.

Preferred qualifications include having a bachelor's degree and law enforcement experience related to a campus or university environment, in addition to the above mentioned requirements.

The selection process might take 30-60 days and applicants will be notified by letter of possible employment with the department, UPD's website states.

Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. July 31. A written test will be conducted 8 a.m. Aug. 15. More information about the application can be found on UPD's website and university-specific polices pertaining to the position of a police officer can be found in UPD's service personnel handbook.

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