The Terre Haute Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Probationary Patrolman. Applications will be accepted February 23, 2024 through April 8, 2024.




Applicants will be required to participate in a written examination. Those applicants successfully passing the written examination will be required to participate in physical testing, conducted in the afternoon on that same day.  Interested applicants should thoroughly familiarize themselves with the physical testing standards prior to submitting an application for employment.  Testing date for the 2024 hiring process is May 5, 2024 at Terre Haute South Vigo High School, 3737 S. 7th St. Terre Haute, IN 47802. Applicants must meet or exceed the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy's (ILEA) "EXIT" standards for physical testing (found here) on the day of testing to be considered eligible to move forward to the background investigation phase of the hiring process. Those candidates failing to meet or exceed any of the required physical testing standards will be immediately disqualified and withdrawn from the department's hiring process.  

*The Written and Physical Agility Testing date is May 5, 2024 at Terre Haute South Vigo High School, 3737 S. 7th St. Terre Haute, IN 47802. There will be NO makeup dates for the written or physical examinations. Please plan accordingly. Applicants are able to purchase, at their own expense, the Police Aptitude and Character Test (PACT) Candidate Orientation Guide here, to help prepare for the written exam.

Applicants successfully passing both written and physical testing will be subject to a thorough background investigation.  Applicants will be required to complete an online applicant profile via an invitation link sent by email to those applicants successfully completing written and physical testing. Applicants successfully passing the background investigation phase will be forwarded to the Terre Haute Police Department's Civilian Merit Commission for further review, and selection to be placed on the department's Hiring Eligibility List, from which future vacancies will be filled. The Hiring Eligibility List will be valid for a period of one (1) year, or until the next annual Hiring Eligibility List is published, whichever is greater.  Upon being hired, new officers will be required to attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy for the 16 week Basic Academy.  Before and after the Academy, new officers will take part in on the job, in the field training with a Field Training Officer for up to 10 months, before final evaluations are conducted.

Individuals with prior law enforcement experience and those with military service are encouraged to apply.  Applicants will be emailed testing date and additional information when progressing through the phases.  

Please visit the online application link here: THPD 2024 Pre-Application for Employment

The Terre Haute Police Department is an equal employment opportunity employer which encourages women and minorities to apply.  Applicant eligibility information, testing information and policy on tattoos/body art can be found here: THPD Eligibility Information