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Follow the timeline below for detailed information on what can you expect during the application and selection process for the Lawrence Police Department. All dates have been outlined so that applicants are prepared for the process. Failure to meet required standards at any stage during the process will eliminate the candidate from further participation.

Jan. 1st - Feb. 28th Pre-Application Phase

Interest Form for Pre-Application Phase

A local wanted check, local criminal history check for convictions (defined by IC 35-47-1-7) and a check for valid driver’s license will be conducted.

The results will be forwarded to the Merit Commission for review and determination of candidate’s inclusion or exclusion.

April 17th 7:00AM to 12:00PM
Physical Agility Test

Approved candidates will be notified following the March 8th Merit Commission Meeting. Each approved applicant will be emailed the location of the physical agility and written test. If applicants pass the physical agility they will be required to take the written test the SAME DAY but at a later time. Passing applicants will be fingerprinted and will complete a form for a full criminal history to be conducted.

There will be NO make-up dates.

April 17th 2:00PM - 6:30PM
Written Test

You will be required to pay $20.00, non-refundable, to take the written examination. The Written Test will be administered on April 17th. (Applicants will be notified to proceed to this phase following the successful completion of the physical agility test). 

May 17th - 21st
Oral Interview

Oral Interview May 17th to 21st, 2021:

The Oral Interview phase of the hiring process will be administered the week of May 17th, 2021 (applicants who passed the written test will be notified of their appointment date and time).  Your full application (Applicant Summary) and required documents must be turned in prior to your scheduled interview. Applicants will be notified of passing or failing based on the minimum standards.  Successful completion of the Oral Interview phase and approval of the Merit Commission will result in the applicant proceeding to the Background Investigation phase.

June 8th - July 7th
Background Investigation

Background investigations begin once a candidate passes the oral interview and approval from the Merit Commission.

July 12th
Merit Commission

Applicant list submitted to the Merit Commission for approval.

List of eligible candidates established by the Merit Commission.

July 15th
Board of Public Works and Safety

Eligible list submitted to the Board of Public Works and Safety to be certified.

July 19th - 23rd
Digital Voice Stress Analysis (DVSA)

Applicants will be assessed through DVSA and an updated background. These assessments will assist in determining the applicant to still be of good character as outlined by Merit Commission Rules. Failure to meet these standards will result in your name being removed from the Certified Eligibility List.

August 2021
Medical and Psychological Evaluation

Any applicant given a conditional offer must meet all medical and psychological standards set by the State of Indiana. Passing of the medical and psychological evaluation will be forwarded to the Local Public Employee’s Retirement Fund (PERF) Board for review. Any applicant meeting the standards of the Local PERF Board will then be forwarded to the State PERF Board for review. If all standards have been met and approved, the applicant will begin their employment as a Probationary Police Officer.