Recruitment Process

The Brownsburg Police Department places a priority interest and is actively involved in the selection and placement of personnel utilizing a recruitment plan given necessity, applicant qualifications and budget constraints. This department strives to meet or exceed State standards on officer qualifications for employment while maintaining an equal employment opportunity and discrimination-free environment.

Recruitment & Selection

A task as important as the recruitment and selection of law enforcement personnel should be approached from a positive viewpoint. The Brownsburg Police Department, through the authority of the Town of Brownsburg government and administration, identifies and employs the best candidates available, not merely eliminates the least qualified. The benefits of positive recruitment and selection policies are manifested in a lower rate of personnel turnover, fewer disciplinary problems, higher morale, better community relations, and more efficient services.


All phases of the process are administered, scored, evaluated, and interpreted in a uniform manner. All selection process phases for a law enforcement officer are considered in accordance with requirements, responsibilities, duties, and training academy requirements. The testing types and phases of the sworn officer applicant process are outlined as follows:

  • Pre-Application
  • Physical Agility
  • Written Examination
  • Formal Application
  • Staff Oral Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Executive Interview
  • Conditional Offer
  • Acceptance into 1977 PERF

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Brownsburg Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer that supports the Americans with Disabilities Act, (ADA) and responds to reasonable requests for job accommodations and takes reasonable action to employ qualified individuals with disabilities. This agency is committed to making reasonable sustained, diligent efforts to identify and consider such individuals for employment and for possible advancement opportunities arising during employment.

Will & Pleasure

The employment of employees of the Brownsburg Police Department is for an indefinite term and continues at the pleasure of the Town of Brownsburg. At any time, the Brownsburg Police Department or Town of Brownsburg may dismiss and discipline employees within the guidelines of departmental policy as determined by the Chief of Police or his designee. Sworn personnel dismissal is subject to Indiana Code 36-8-3-4.