University Police 150A

Employment

Want to work for Ball State Police Department?

The Ball State University Police Department is looking for talented men and women who are going to make a positive difference in a university community setting and provide safety and security for the students, staff, faculty, and guests of the university. 

The Ball State University Police Department is budgeted for 30 sworn officers and 24 civilian employees.

The minimum qualifications to be an officer are:

  • an associate degree or two years of college or equivalent experience in law enforcement
  • successful completion of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy basic training course within the first year of employment or completion of an equivalent training program approved by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board
  • must posses and maintain a valid Indiana driver's license
  • must be able to perform all mental and physical requirements as outlined in each job duty and be able to meet physical fitness standards as defined by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
  • must pass a psychological evaluation and polygraph test postoffer/preemployment
  • must pass a skills test

The preferred qualifications to be an officer are:

  • a bachelor's degree
  • successful completion of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy basic training course or completion of an equivalent training program approved by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board
  • law enforcement experience related to a campus/university environment

The process starts with a review of the application that has been submitted to University Human Resources Services. The application must be completely filled out to be considered for the position. The applicant will then receive a background information packet that must be filled out completely before taking the physical assessment.

The next phase is the physical assessment that is held at Ball State University. The department uses the ILEA entrance standards on the day of testing. The physical fitness standards for the Ball State Police Department are as follows:

  • vertical jump—13.5 inches
  • one minute sit-ups—minimum 24
  • 300-meter run—82 seconds
  • push-ups—minimum 21
  • 1.5-mile run—18 minutes, 56 seconds

The ILEA Web site gives exercises to help improve on the standards the applicant must meet. After the completion of the physical assessment, the applicant will take a written exam. The applicant will have time to prepare before the written exam. Study materials and supplies will be provided.

After successful completion of the physical and written tests, selected candidates will be scheduled for an oral interview with members of the department. Selected candidates will then be scheduled for a polygraph examination and a second interview with department administration. A psychological evaluation and drug screening will be administered to selected applicants who successfully completed the second interview phase. Applicants will then be notified by letter of possible employment with the department. The selection process may take 30-60 days.

University Police
200 North McKinley Avenue
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Phone:
Emergency: 911 or 765-285-1111
Report an Incident: 765-285-1111
Administrative: 765-285-1832
Fax: 765-285-8148
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