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'Job Interest Cards" are now being accepted for our next applicant process which will begin in the fall of 2020.

The City of Noblesville Police Department is committed to serving the citizens of this community with the utmost professionalism and service to duty. The City of Noblesville is an ever-growing community, and the police department must work to stay ahead of that growth to remain proactive and efficient at providing citizens with prompt and immediate service. The police department's aim is to provide information and services necessary to reduce crime, the fear of crime, and to improve the quality of life in our community. The department is working with the community toward a common goal of having the safest streets and neighborhoods possible.

The Noblesville Police Department is seeking qualified applicants who can serve the city in that capacity. Upon being hired, a recruit officer will be required to successfully complete the 15-week Basic Law Enforcement Officer Course at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Plainfield, Indiana. The academy experience provides recruits with the extensive education, training, and skills necessary to excel in his/her role as a Noblesville Police Officer. Once completed, the recruit officer will then return to the Noblesville Police Department where he/she will then complete a 16-week Field Training and Evaluation Program. During this portion of training, the recruit will be assigned to several different experienced Field Training Officers and a variety of shifts. The recruit will work and train under the watchful eye of the Field Training Officer who will build upon the knowledge, training, and skills he/she learned at the academy. The recruit will be evaluated on a daily basis and given constant feedback on ways in which to improve performance in preparation for release to solo patrol status at the conclusion of the Field Training and Evaluation Program. Upon successful completion of the Field Training and Evaluation Program, the recruit will be assigned to the Patrol Operations Division where he/she will perform various patrol functions. These will include responding to calls for service, enforcement of laws, apprehension of violators, investigating crimes, traffic enforcement, resolution of family disturbances, and crash investigation. All officers are also expected to be proactive and solve problems as needed in their assigned area. Noblesville Police Officers will receive continuous training throughout their careers. They are provided with the opportunity to attend specialized schools and training to assist them in meeting their full potential. Promotional opportunities are competitive and available to all persons who wish to pursue a supervisory role. Additionally, the City of Noblesville is an equal opportunity employer. 



If you are interested in a career as a police officer with the Noblesville Police Department, please click here to begin filling out our pre-application.



1. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
2. Must have successfully received a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
3. Must be at least 21 years of age and have not reached 36 years of age by date of hire.
4. Must be drug-free and have no convictions for operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs.
5. Must not have used any illegal drugs in the past three (3) years.
6. Must have no convictions for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, or operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08% or above. 
7. Must possess a valid Indiana driver's license (or obtain within 60 days of becoming an Indiana resident) and have no more than six (6) active points.
8. Must have no record of a felony conviction.
9. Must have no convictions for any Class A misdemeanor.
10. Must have no convictions for domestic violence. 
11. Must have no more than two (2) alcohol-related violations as a minor (18-21 years of age).
12. Must not have been dishonorably discharged from the military.
13. If appointed, shall establish residency as required by state law and local ordinance.

14. Must be able to pass the physical fitness standards established by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA):

Vertical Jump.................. 16 inches
One-Minute Sit-Ups....... 29
300 Meter Sprint............ 71 seconds
Maximum Pushups....... 25
1.5-Mile Run................... 16:28 or faster

15. Must successfully pass all medical and psychological examination standards as established by the Public Employees' Retirement Fund (PERF).



The City of Noblesville pays 85% of the medical, dental, and vision premiums for the employee.

- $30.00 co-pay for office visits
- 90% / 70% paid after deductible is met
- $200.00 individual / $400.00 family deductible
- $450.00 / $900.00 out-of-pocket maximum

- $15.00 generic co-pay
- $25.00 brand name formulary co-pay
- $40.00 brand name non-formulary co-pay

- Preventative services paid at 100%
- Basic services paid at 80% ($50.00 deductible)
- Major services paid at 50% ($50.00 deductible)
- No preferred providers, see any dentist you wish!

- No deductibles
- Eye exam benefits pays up to $70.00
- Contacts and glasses - Benefit determined by lens type
- No preferred providers, see any eye doctor you wish!

Flex Spending enables you to reimburse yourself for un-reimbursed health care or dependent care expense using pre-taxed payroll deducted dollars.

Keeping with the progressive attitude of a modern police department in a diverse community, equipping personnel with state-of-the-art police tools is essential. Officers are provided with all uniforms, weapons, leather gear, bulletproof vest, and all other equipment necessary to do the job. 

Employees are provided life insurance by the city in the amount of $50,000.00. Additional life insurance can be elected for yourself and/or your dependents through Cincinnati Life. 

The City of Noblesville and the employee contribute money towards future retirement under the 1977 Police Officer's and Firefighter's Pension. Normal retirement occurs with 20 years of service. Your compensation would be 50% of the annual salary of a First Class Patrolman's pay. An additional 2% per year may be earned up to 32 years of service. Visit the PERF website at for more information.

As a city employee, you are eligible to participate in the deferred compensation program.

Save and invest for future college tuition for dependents through payroll deduction.

City employees and their families are encouraged to use any of the fitness sites located throughout the city. Officers are allowed to use three hours per week for physical fitness training while on duty and can receive fitness direction from several fitness instructors within the city. 


1st year 3 days
2-4 years 2 weeks
5-9 years 3 weeks
10-19 years 4 weeks
20+ years 5 weeks

Sick Time:
Police Department employees earn seven hours of sick time per month.

Float Days:
Police Department employees receive four float days per year.

Compensation Time:
City employees can bank up to forty hours of compensation time.

The City of Noblesville recognizes major holidays, typically around eleven days per year.

Police Officers are eligible for the take-home car program after all initial training is completed and approved by the Administration.



Per the approved 2021 city budget:

Title Hourly Salary
Probationary Patrolman $25.46 $52,956.80
Patrolman 3rd Class $27.20 $56,576.00
Patrolman 2nd Class $29.16 $60,652.80
Patrolman 1st Class $31.97 $66,497.60
Master Patrolman $32.08 $66,726.40


Police officers receive the following compensation for completing educational degree programs. This amount is paid from the date of hire. 

Type of Degree Compensation Per Year
Associate $750
Bachelor $1,500
Master $2,000
Doctorate $3,000


Police officers receive the following compensation for completing certain police-related education requirements which do not lead to a higher education degree.

Continuing Education Hours      Annual Compensation
120 hours of continuing education within 36 months         $250
240 hours of continuing education within 60 months         $500
400 hours of continuing education within 72 months         $750 


Police officers receive $120.00 for each calendar year for the 1st through 19th years of service. Police officers receive $250.00 for each calendar year of service at the anniversary of their 20th year of consecutive employment for the remainder of their career.


Selection Process

The selection process for the Noblesville Police Department consists of the following phases:

  1. Pre-Screen Application
  2. Physical Fitness Assessment Screening
  3. Written Examination
  4. Oral Interview Board
  5. Background Investigation
  6. Personal History Questionnaire
  7. Polygraph Examination
  8. Psychological Examination
  9. Physical Examination and Drug Test


Contact Us

Bruce Barnes
Bruce Barnes, Public Information Officer
Public Safety Building (more)
135 S 9th St
Noblesville, IN 46060

  • Business: (317) 776-6340
  • Business Fax: (317) 776-6388
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    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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