Avon Police Hiring Process 2020

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Avon Police Department Hiring Process - 2020

Thank you for your interest in working with the Avon Police Department. The purpose of this process is to establish an employment eligibility list from which the department will draw candidates for employment. This eligibility list will be in good standing for a period of two (2) years from the date of certification by the Avon Police Merit Commission. Please take time to review our employment requirements, benefit package, and hiring process:

Avon Police Department Employment Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and less than 40 years of age at time of appointment
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be able to read/write the English language
  • Must not have been discharged from the United States Military under less than honorable conditions
  • Must be free of any felony conviction
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Must be able to legally possess a firearm
  • Must be willing to reside in Hendricks County or contiguous county within 6 months of employment
  • Acceptance into the 1977 Public Employee Retirement Fund

Avon Police Department Benefit Package

  • Probationary Officer -    $52,000.00   (First Year)
  • First Class Officer -        $56,825.60   (Beginning of year 2)
  • Health, life, dental, vision and disability insurance (including family coverage)
  • 13 paid annual holidays
  • Paid time off packages
  • Longevity pay
  • Shift differential pay
  • Specialty/Duty pay for Detectives, K9, SRO, and Field Training Officers
  • Paid training
  • Annual clothing allowance
  • Sick leave (maximum of 960 accumulated hours)
  • Take home police vehicle
  • Overtime availability and off-duty employment opportunities
  • Department issued taser, handgun, shotgun and rifle

Avon Police Department Hiring Process

  • Online pre-application
  • Physical Agility
  • Written Exam
  • Structured oral interview panel
  • Full written application
  • Background investigation
  • Truth verification exam (Polygraph/CVSA)
  • Medical exam
  • Psychological exam
  • Acceptance in 1977 fund PERF Retirement
  • Indiana Law Enforcement Basic class (15 Weeks)
  • Field Training Program (17 Weeks)
  • Completion of first year probationary status

Lateral Applicant Information (1+ Year experience & ILEA Certified)

Applicants who are currently ILEA certified and have at least 1 year of full-time law enforcement experience must still complete all phases of the application process.  If offered a position with the Avon Police Department, applicants would earn the designated probationary salary rate during field training, and upon release from field training, he/she would be paid at the first-class officer salary. 

In addition to the salary adjustment, lateral applicants offered a position with the Avon Police Department would also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) credit for their previous years of full-time law enforcement service per the PTO benefit package for the Avon Police Department as follows:

  • 1         Year  Experience - 96  Hours
  • 2-5      Years Experience - 136 Hours
  • 6         Years Experience - 144 Hours
  • 7         Years Experience - 152 Hours
  • 8         Years Experience - 160 Hours
  • 9         Years Experience - 168 Hours
  • 10-19   Years Experience - 176 Hours
  • 20+     Years Experience - 216 Hours

For individuals currently enrolled in the 1977 PERF Fund, the age restriction of 40 years old does not apply.

The physical agility testing and written examination will be held on Saturday August 15th 2020 beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Applicants who successfully complete the physical agility and pass the written examination should be prepared for the interview panels. Please note that interviews will be conducted August 25th and August 26th 2020 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Avon Police Department.  There are no exceptions to the listed interview dates.

Physical Agility Testing – August 15th 2020 – 8:00 a.m.

The physical agility testing will be administered by our staff at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. The Academy is located at 5402 Sugar Grove Rd, Plainfield, IN 46168. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Applicants should plan to arrive at 7:30 a.m. for registration and enter through the main doors located on the east side of the building. Applicants will be required to show a photo ID at registration.  

Please be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. The physical agility consists of five (5) tests which are equal to the exit standards of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy basic class. The physical agility tests are a pass/fail standard. Information regarding testing protocols is available at the official ILEA website.

Physical Fitness Standards

  • Vertical Jump – 16 inches
  • One minute sit ups – 29
  • Pushups (no time limit) – 25
  • 300 meter run – 71 seconds
  • 1.5 mile run – 16 minutes 28 seconds

Written Exam – August 15th 2020 – 12:30 p.m.

The written exam will be administered by a private company identified as “Testing for Public Safety” (formerly known as IPSP) at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.  Testing will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Applicants should plan to arrive at 12:00 p.m. for registration.  Applicants will be required to show a photo ID at registration and prior to taking the exam. There is a $20.00 testing fee that will be collected during registration.  Payment should be made by credit card or money order.  Financial hardships may be granted during registration to those who apply. The written exam will be concluded no later than 5:00 p.m. The written exam will be administered as follows:

Time Allotted



10 Minutes


Instructions for Study Period

2 Hours


Study Period

½ Hour



15 Minutes


Instructions for Exam

1 ½ Hours



Written Exam Instructions (Provided by Testing for Public Safety)

The instructions for the study session will be read aloud by a test monitor. During the study session, each applicant will be given two (2) hours to study a variety of printed materials. These materials will include printed text, line drawings, written instructions, and pictures. These study materials are the basis for the aptitude test that will be administered during the test session. Absolutely no cell phones or electronic devices will be permitted during the study period or examination period.

Applicants are allowed to make written notes about the study materials. However, these notes must be written on paper that will be provided by the test monitor. Also, each applicant must turn in his/her notes to the test monitor at the conclusion of the study session.

During the study session, you may take as many breaks as you would like. Please note, however, that these breaks will shorten the amount of time that you will have for studying.  You may leave early from the study session. However, once you decide to leave from the study session you must turn in your materials and you will not be allowed back until the test is administered.  Applicants will be given a half hour break. Snacks will not be provided. Instead, you will be required to leave the building or to provide your own snack. There are a number of restaurants in the immediate area.

Instructions for the test will be read aloud by the test monitor. The test will require that applicants read printed materials and record their answers on an optically scanned computer sheet. Applicants will be required to use a pencil to record their answers. You will have one and one half (1 1/2) hours to complete the written examination.

All questions in the examination will be drawn directly from materials provided during the study session. You must learn the study materials presented during the study session to do well on the examination. Note this important instruction: You will not be allowed to take the exam if you did not attend the study session. Do not bring notebooks or other study materials with you to the testing site. All necessary materials, including note paper, will be provided to you.

Listed below are some tips that might help to make your test date more comfortable and successful:

1)   Answer every question on the test, even if you have to guess - there is no penalty for guessing.

2)   Take your time - there should be plenty of time in both the study session and the test period.

3)   Bring your own snack or bring extra money - snacks will not be provided.

4)   Arrange for transportation - you may need a ride to get to restaurants and you must leave the test classroom during the break.

5)   Listen carefully to the monitor's instructions.

6)   Make certain that your answers are entered into the correct spaces on the answer sheet.

7)   If you have trouble with a particular question, skip it and return to it later.

8)   Be certain that you really understand the material in the Study Guide.

9)   Get a good night's rest before the test.

10)  Try to relax as much as possible during the test.

Testing will be completed by approximately 5:00 pm so be sure to wear comfortable clothing. Smoking will not be allowed in the study/examination room(s). However, applicants may take as many breaks as they wish during the study session. If you need additional information or wish to report a difficulty associated with the testing procedures, you may contact the Avon Police Department at (317) 272-4485.

Additional Information

Please leave all valuables in your vehicle as neither the Avon Police Department nor the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy shall be held responsible for any damage or thefts.

Those applicants who are already certified officers in Indiana will not have to attend the academy and will have an abbreviated field training program.  While we currently have multiple opportunities for off-duty employment, these opportunities are also available outside of Hendricks County.   

Out of state applicants will be required to travel for the process the same as local applicants.

Out of state certified officers may apply for a waiver of academy and test-out to achieve Indiana certification. Information for this procedure may be obtained from the academy website located here.

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