BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS


  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • Must have eyesight correctable to 20/50.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Indiana driver’s license at time of appointment.
  • Must be a resident of Wayne County within 90 days of appointment
  • Must never have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
  • Must have no involvement with illegal drugs & pass a drug screen.
  • Must be able to meet the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy basic physical exit standards during the agility test phase of the selection process.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have one of the following:











THE APPLICATION PROCESS INCLUDES


ONLINE APPLICATION AND WRITTEN TEST

  • The timed written multiple choice test is a position-specific test.  It is provided by Empco.  When you clikd on the Apply Now button you will be taken to the Empco web site where you will need to register and sign up to take a test.


INTERVIEW

  • The interview is a structured oral interview with procedures that evaluate the interpersonal and reasoning skills of applicants using standardized methods, developed and directed by an Indianapolis based management consulting firm.​
  • The interview will be conducted at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office using officers of various ranks as members of the interview team.​

Merit Officer (Patrolman) application Process

Wayne County, IN Sheriff's Office

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  • Completed at least 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of credit from an accredited college or university and have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • At least three years previous full-time paid, successful (sworn) law enforcement experience having graduated from a state accredited police academy (entry level law enforcement basic training curriculum) in which the essential job functions were performed at a satisfactory or above level, as witnessed by the employer or documented by employee evaluations.
  • At least three years previous full time paid, successful corrections/jail experience in which the essential job functions were performed at a satisfactory or above level, as witnessed by the employer or documented by employee evaluations.
  • At least two years of active military duty with an honorable discharge or currently serving at a minimum rank of E-4 (or its equivalent) in the US Military service.