The preferred qualifications to be an officer are:
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:
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.
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