Employment Opportunities

All employment opportunities within the Purdue University Police Department route through Purdue University Human Resource Services.

The basic skills and abilities required for becoming a police officer within the Purdue University Police Department are:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and consistent use of good judgment and good public relations skills.
  • Physical and mental capability of performing all duties required of a police officer—including the ability to lift and carry 150-200 pounds in emergency situations.
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must have earned a high school diploma.
  • Cannot be color-blind. Must possess 20/100 uncorrected vision.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • A Purdue University Police Department physical abilities test required.

Within the first 12 months of employment, must successfully complete the Purdue Officer 40–hour Pre–Basic Training Course (ILEA) and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy basic officer training course.

Purdue is an equal access/equal opportunity/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Visit the Purdue University Human Resource Services Web site for current job postings within the Purdue University Police Department and for information on the application process.