Job Oppor­tu­ni­ties

We are cur­rent­ly accept­ing appli­ca­tions for uni­form patrol.

MPD 2023 Career Flyer

If you would like more infor­ma­tion about cur­rent job oppor­tu­ni­ties, please con­tact our Recruit­ment Depart­ment (below), after review­ing the con­tent on this page.

Recruit­ment Depart­ment
Hours: 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday

Con­tact: Melanie Sorensen, Train­ing Divi­sion
Email: msorensen@​cityofmarion.​in.​gov
Phone: 765.668.4420

Min­i­mum Qual­i­fi­ca­tion & Selec­tion Process

  • Shall be at least 21 years of age and not have reached 40 years of age by date of appointment
  • Shall have a high school diplo­ma or GED certificate
  • Shall be a U.S. Citizen
  • Shall pos­sess a valid Indiana’s Driver’s License (or obtain one with­in 60 days of becom­ing an Indi­ana resident)
  • Meet min­i­mum phys­i­cal requirements
  • Shall have no felony convictions
  • Shall be drug free
  • Shall meet or exceed Indi­ana Law Enforce­ment Phys­i­cal Fit­ness Entrance Stan­dards upon hiring.
  • Must com­plete exit stan­dards to suc­cess­ful­ly com­plete the Indi­ana Law Enforce­ment Acad­e­my.

ILEA Phys­i­cal Fit­ness Standards

Entrance Stan­dards:

  • 25 Sit-ups in 1 minute 
  • 21 Push-ups (untimed)
  • At least a 13-inch ver­ti­cal jump 
  • 1.5‑mile run in 18 min­utes, 59 seconds 
  • 300-meter run in 82 sec­onds

Exit Stan­dards:

  • 29 Sit-ups in 1 minute
  • 25 Push-ups (untimed)
  • At least a 16-inch ver­ti­cal jump
  • 1.5‑mile run in 16 min­utes, 28 seconds
  • 300-meter run in 71 seconds

Sworn Selec­tion Process

  1. Appli­ca­tion
  2. Phys­i­cal Fit­ness Testing
  3. Entry Lev­el Writ­ten Examination
  4. Pan­el Oral Interview
  5. Com­mand Staff Oral Interview
  6. Back­ground Check
  7. Poly­graph
  8. Con­di­tion­al Offer of Employment
  9. Med­ical Examination
  10. Psy­cho­log­i­cal Examination
  11. Local Pen­sion Board Approval
  12. State PERF Acceptance
  13. Suc­cess­ful Com­ple­tion of the Indi­ana Law Enforce­ment Academy
  14. Suc­cess­ful Com­ple­tion of the Field Train­ing and Eval­u­a­tion Process

*Appli­cants must pass each indi­vid­ual step in the hir­ing process to be eli­gi­ble to advance to the next step.

Salary & Benefits

Mar­i­on Police Depart­ment oper­ates on a 3‑step pay scale. Each step rep­re­sents 5 year incre­ments of law enforce­ment expe­ri­ence. Lat­er­al offi­cers will be brought on at the appro­pri­ate step for their total law enforce­ment expe­ri­ence.

Salary Break­down:

  • Step 1 (05 years), 3rd Class — $52,383
  • Step 2 (510 years), 2nd Class — $53,249
  • Step 3 (1015 years), 1st Class — $54,086


  • Uni­forms provided
  • Equip­ment provided
  • Pen­sion Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Take-home car program
  • Com­pet­i­tive pay
  • Over­time (After 1st year)
  • Longevi­ty Pay
  • Med­ical, Den­tal and Vision Insurance
  • Ongo­ing training
  • Life Insur­ance
  • Advance­ment opportunities
  • Spe­cial­ized Units
  • Uni­form Allowance
  • Hol­i­day Pay
  • Sick Pay
Files Attached:

Contact Us