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FISHERS — The Fisher's Police Department is looking to add new officers to their department.
Fishers PD is currently taking applications for people interested in becoming full-time sworn police officers. The department has multiple patrol officer positions to be filled.
"It is not uncommon for applicants to not be selected their first time through, we always recommend that they keep trying and keep themselves motivated because that is what they are going to need throughout their entire law enforcement career," says Briana Guy, a Patrol Officer with the Fishers Police Department.
They are looking for highly motivated people that have a history of good decision making and have a desire to serve their community.
“They should first look up the minimum standards in order to be a law enforcement officer, and they should research various departments, look at their websites, and make sure they are getting into a department that you have opportunities with that will provide you the career that you are looking for,” explains Guy in regards to what anyone interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. “Applicants should do their process, talk to officers in different agencies, and develop realistic expectations when coming into the application process.”
Currently, the Fishers Police Department employs 114 officers. The department did not give an exact number or estimate as to how many more patrol officers they plan on adding to their force.
When an applicant makes it through the hiring process, it can be anywhere from six to nine months before they are placed in the field.
“Once an applicant is chosen and they are not yet a certified Indiana law enforcement officer, they will be sent to the 16 week basic academy course in Plainfield, and once they successfully complete that, they will come back to our department and complete an 18 week field training process before they are assigned to the streets,” states Guy. “Officers are assigned a field training officer, with various officers throughout the program, where they are graded on their performance every night and are evaluated throughout the process.”
The department says with city support, they are able to have the proper funding for equipment and training to make fishers a successful agency - and they understand that in order to attract the most qualified applicants, they have to offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
According to the Fisher’s Police Department application on their website, the salary for these positions falls between $52,710.00 - $66,264.00.
"What made me want to do this job is that I like that every day I come into work and I don't know what the day will bring, but every day I can guarantee that I will help somebody somewhere in the city of Fishers,” explains Guy.
Fishers Police Department Job Application: https://www.fishers.in.us/253/Recruitment .
The deadline to turn in applications is Jan. 4, 2019.
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