January 13, 2022

IMPD offering new signing bonuses and incentives to hire more officers

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department hopes to hire nearly 1,900 new officers over the next few years.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department hopes to hire nearly 1,900 new officers over the next few years.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department hopes to hire nearly 1,900 new officers over the next few years.

Commander Ida Williams said the community is needed to bring more support to the department’s efforts.

“You hear us as an agency speak about the importance of getting support from our community when it comes to addressing our crime rate and we also need the community’s support when it comes to recruiting,” Williams said.

IMPD is offering a new signing bonus.

“If an officer or civilian employee refers someone to our process there is a two-thousand-dollar incentive that they will receive,” Williams said.

Additionally, IMPD is offering a new $5,000 signing bonus to both new recruits and lateral officers.

Officers earn over $75,000 after 24 months, get paid during the academy, receive overtime pay,
health insurance, a pension plan and college incentive pay.

Applications for the 25th recruit class will be accepted until Friday.  That class is set to start on Sept. 5, 2022 and graduate on March 3, 2023.

Currently, the 24th IMPD Recruit Class will start Feb. 21, and will graduate Aug. 19.
IMPD also will have a lateral class of recruits graduating on Feb. 4.

IMPD encourages all residents who meet the department’s initial requirements to apply at

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