Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis - IUPUI
Internal Number: 296722
IU POLICE DEPARTMENT (UA-PD-IUBLA)
The Cadet Officer Program, normally two years in length, allows full-time Indiana University students to work in the criminal justice system and in a law enforcement agency while pursuing their degree. Completion of the Cadet Officer Program, which includes the Indiana University Police Academy, provides comprehensive and unique law enforcement training which, coupled with the university's educational programs, produces a highly qualified, experienced, and educated law enforcement professional.
The IUPD Cadet Officer Program consists of three distinct, independent phases - Cadet Phase (also referred to as the Cadet First Year Experience), Recruit Phase and Part Time Officer (Class II) Phase. Each phase has specific requirements of students participating in the IUPD Cadet Officer Program depending on their status as Cadets, Recruits or Part Time Officers (Class II). This program is unique in that Recruits that graduate the Indiana University Police Academy are then commissioned as certified police officers in the State of Indiana and moved to Part Time Officer (Class II) status for the Indiana University Police Department where they will continue their training with the Indiana University Police Department and academic pursuits with Indiana University. Satisfactory performance must be maintained in each phase in order to matriculate through the program. Participation in the IUPD Cadet Officer Program is generally a two year (four semester) commitment, however, depending on the candidates future graduation date from Indiana University, the commitment may be 18 months (three semesters).
IU Police Cadets perform non-law enforcement duties for Indiana University Police Department (IUPD) including radio dispatch duties, security assignments for buildings and events, and special assignments that necessitate the presence of IUPD but not the presence of a sworn Police Officer. Cadets liaise with other workers and are briefed on the situation and issues of the day. They keep the department and the other workers advised on situational developments as appropriate.
Cadets work closely with faculty, staff, students, and visitors from diverse backgrounds. Cadets observe and report suspicious activity, can approach individuals, and enforce university policy without compromising personal safety, and must call for a sworn officer to detain or arrest. Cadets do not have police authority. Cadets who successfully perform their duties and maintain academic and program standards, may be considered for entry into the IU Police Academy.
Currently enrolled as a a full-time student at Indiana University and in good academic standing.
Maintain full-time student status and have above a 2.5 G.P.A. while in the program.
LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS
Be or become a U.S. citizen prior to graduating from the Police Academy.
Posses a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
21 years old the year you would graduate from the Police Academy.
Ability to pass a battery of physical and psychological tests.
Ability to pass an intensive background investigation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.
New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page .
Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information .
Campus Safety and Security
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online . You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting IUPD.
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.