426 Main Street, Rockport, IN 47635
Officers are on duty 24/7. If no officer is on station, please call 812-649-2286 and ask for the officer on duty to meet you

Rockport Police Department

Rockport Police Department takes applications on a continuous basis to establish a potential hiring pool.

Rockport Police Department

Spencer County Dispatch


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No applicant or employee shall be discriminated against, or favored, with respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, or any matter directly or indirectly related to employment because of race, color, sex religion, national origin, or ancestry. Each applicant and employee will be limited only by his own abilities and qualifications, and the Department will endeavor to select, hire, and maintain its employ only the best qualified persons available for any particular position.

All police employees shall be appointed to the Department:
A. By the Chief of Police with the approval of the Board.
B. Only after satisfactory completion of the selection and training procedures prescribed by the Chief of Police and Board.
C. For a probationary period of at least one year, and after completion of Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, during which time the probationary officer may be discharged by the Chief of Police without the right of hearing before the Board.
D. Permanently by the Chief of Police and the board upon the satisfactory completion of the probationary period.

Only those applications for the position of Police Officer who meet the following initial standards will be considered:
A. Must be a Citizen of the United States, of Spencer County, and live within fifteen miles of the city limits of Rockport.
B. Must be at least 21 years of age when appointed as a Police Officer.
C. Must possess a valid driving license to operate a motor vehicle.
D. Weight must be in proportion to height in accordance with accepted medical standards as approved by the Chief of Police.
E. Must be a high school graduate as evidence by a diploma or equivalency diploma issued by an accredited high school.
F. Must be willing to refrain from engaging in any political activity prohibited by law or that would create a conflict of interest as an Employee of the Department.
G. Must have 20/40 vision or better without glasses. Applicants having between 20/40 and 20/100 may be accepted if the vision is correctable to 20/40. Each applicant must be able to distinguish all primary colors.  Loss or impairment of either eye will be a disqualifying factor.  To verify that the vision is proper, an applicant may be required to submit to an examination by a competent optometrist or ophthalmologist to be paid for by the applicant.
H. Must have hearing free from impairment in both ears.  To ensure proper hearing, an applicant may be required to submit to an examination by a competent doctor to be paid for by the applicant.
Applicants meeting the initial standards are subject to the following selection criteria.
A. Selection of only those applicants who successfully pass all pre-employment tests prescribed by the Chief of Police.
B. Selection of only those applicants whose character and reputation are acceptable to the department.
C. Selection of only those applicants who meet the vision standards prescribed by the Chief of Police.
D. Selection of only those applicants found to conform to the physical standards prescribed by the Chief of Police and the Board, as evidenced by a physical examination conducted by a competent medical doctor retained by the Department.
E Selection of only those applicants able to successfully pass any physical agility tests as my be prescribed by the Department.
F. Selection of only those applicants whose poise, appearance, and attitude would make them suitable to contact the public as police officers, as determined by individual interview by a board appointed by the Chief of Police.
G. May be personally interviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board, following which said applicant may be appointed to the Department and retained as a Probationary Officer.

Before employment, all prospective employees must sign a statement upon their oath or affirmation, to enforce the law and uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Indiana, the ordinances of the City of Rockport, and attesting that they are not now and have never been, a member of, or otherwise affiliated with an organization, association or body which advocates the overthrow of the United States Government or its several subdivisions, by force or violence or illegal means

Rockport Police Department

426 Main St. Rockport, IN 47635                                                                                                                     

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