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All dates have been outlined so that applicants are prepared for the process.  There are no makeup dates available as the City of Lawrence Police Department is committed to hiring the most dedicated and reliable applicants as soon as possible!

Anticipated date of hire has been scheduled for September 2022. Officers passing all phases of the employment application process will be placed on an eligibility list for a period of 2 years. Should an opening occur, candidates would be notified based on their ranking on the eligibility list. Should the eligible candidate decline the position or a conditional offer has been withdrawn from an applicant, the next person on the list will be notified.

The LPD will purchase your initial uniform supply of 3 summer and 3 winter uniforms, all leather, gun, ammo, radio, badge and bullet resistant vest. A winter and lightweight jacket will be purchased.

Boots or shoes, badge cases and clipboards or other similar equipment will be the responsibility of the new officer.

Additional badges can be purchased for wear on coats or placement in a badge case with written approval of the Chief of Police.

  • One Current Photograph (head and shoulders)
  • Birth Certificate (copy only)
  • Social Security Card (copy only)
  • High School Diploma and transcripts (copy only)
  • College transcripts and/or copy of diploma (copy only)
  • DD214 Form, if applicable (copy only)
  • Driver’s License (copy only)
  • Full names and addresses of family members: (Mother, Father, Step-parents, Foster parents, Guardians, Brothers, Sisters, Spouse, Children, Ex-spouses.)
  • Complete addresses and dates pertaining to all prior residences
  • Information pertaining to all present and former employers, Dates, Names, Complete Addresses and Phone Numbers and FAX Number of the company.
  • Selective Service Number, Dates of Active Duty, Serial Number and Reserve Obligation
  • Type, Expiration date, Number and Restrictions relating to your Driver’s License
  • Dates, Location, Descriptions of any vehicle accidents in the last three years. Note any citations.
  • The date, place, charge and the disposition of any arrest (Adult/Juvenile), local/non-local.
  • Information relating to three personal references: (Name, Address, City, State, and Zip Code, Telephone number and Fax number if applicable during the day, occupation, length of time known). References shall not include relatives or former/current employers.
  • Area Codes for all phone numbers listed on the application
  • Zip Codes for all addresses
  • Sign all enclosed documents
  1. Failure to comply with the instructions and policy regarding this phase of the Applicant Screening Process will result in the rejection of your application.
  2. Failure to accurately and truthfully complete the Applicant Information Summary Booklet will result in the rejection of your application.
  3. Failure to submit the required documents will result in a rejection of your application.
  4. Failure to return this application by the specified date will result in the rejection of your application.
  5. The booklet will not be accepted without complete addresses, number, street, city, state, zip code, area codes, phone numbers and all signature lines signed by the applicant.
  6. The completed booklet must be returned to the LPD Professional Standards Division Commanders Office at the location of the written exam.
  7. Additional instructions will be noted in the Applicant Information Summary Booklet.

LAWRENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT AGILITY TEST

There are five (5) physical fitness components that will be measured in one day as a battery of tests.

  1. Vertical Jump. This measures leg power, and consists of measuring how high a person jumps.
  2. One Minute Sit Ups. This measures abdominal, or trunk, muscular endurance. While lying on his/her back, the student will be given one (1) minute to do as many bent leg sit ups as possible.
  3. 300 Meter Run. This measures anaerobic power, or the ability to make an intense burst of effort for a short time period or distance. This component consists of sprinting 300 meters as fast as possible.
  4. Maximum Push Ups. This measures the muscular endurance of the upper body. This component consists of doing as many push ups as possible until muscular failure.
  5. 1.5 Mile Run. This measures aerobic power or cardiovascular endurance (stamina over time). To complete this component you must run/walk, as fast as possible, a distance of 1.5 miles.

The recommended preparation for each of the events of the agility test may be found on the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy web-page. http://www.in.gov/ilea/2338.htm

Anticipated date of hire has been scheduled for September 2021. Officers passing all phases of the employment application process will be placed on an eligibility list for a period of 2 years. Should an opening occur, candidates would be notified based on their ranking on the eligibility list. Should the eligible candidate decline the position or a conditional offer has been withdrawn from an applicant, the next person on the list will be notified.

The Lawrence Police Department will purchase initial uniform supply of 3 summer and 3 winter uniforms.
  • One Current Photograph (head and shoulders)
  • Birth Certificate (copy only)
  • Social Security Card (copy only)
  • High School Diploma and transcripts (copy only)
  • College transcripts and/or copy of diploma (copy only)
  • DD214 Form, if applicable (copy only)
  • Driver’s License (copy only)
  • Full names and addresses of family members: (Mother, Father, Step-parents, Foster parents, Guardians, Brothers, Sisters, Spouse, Children, Ex-spouses.)
  • Complete addresses and dates pertaining to all prior residences
  • Information pertaining to all present and former employers, Dates, Names, Complete Addresses and Phone Numbers and FAX Number of the company.
  • Selective Service Number, Dates of Active Duty, Serial Number and Reserve Obligation
  • Type, Expiration date, Number and Restrictions relating to your Driver’s License
  • Dates, Location, Descriptions of any vehicle accidents in the last three years. Note any citations.
  • The date, place, charge and the disposition of any arrest (Adult/Juvenile), local/non-local.
  • Information relating to three personal references: (Name, Address, City, State, and Zip Code, Telephone number and Fax number if applicable during the day, occupation, length of time known). References shall not include relatives or former/current employers.
  • Area Codes for all phone numbers listed on the application
  • Zip Codes for all addresses
  • Sign all enclosed documents

The completed booklet must be returned to the LPD Professional Standards Division Commanders Office at the location of the oral interview.

Failure to comply with the instructions and policy regarding this phase of the Applicant Screening Process will result in the rejection of your application.

Failure to accurately and truthfully complete the Applicant Information Summary Booklet will result in the rejection of your application.

Failure to submit the required documents will result in a rejection of your application.

Failure to return this application by the specified date will result in the rejection of your application.

The booklet will not be accepted without complete addresses, number, street, city, state, zip code, area codes, phone numbers and all signature lines signed by the applicant.