Indiana Police Exams

Each department may choose which written exam they require you to take, as well as which score you need to receive, to be selected to continue in the hiring process. For example, to become an Indiana State Trooper, you must take a written exam that measures your skills in reading comprehension, spatial orientation, and problem solving/reasoning abilities. Below you can find information on other police departments and their exams.


Bloomington

To become a part of the Bloomington Police Department, you must take a written test. The written test is given the same day as the Physical Agility Test. This is a whole day procedure. The day begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 3:45 p.m. Before you begin the written exam, instructions for the test are read aloud by a test monitor. You have one hour and 30 minutes to complete the written examination.


Evansville

To become a police officer in Evansville, you must take a written exam. The exam has four sections: Arithmetic, Reading Comprehension, Grammar, and Incident Report Writing. You must score 80% or higher to continue on to the interview and assessment phase. Immediately after the oral interview, there is a written exercise. The written exercise evaluates your abilities in content, spelling, grammar, and other writing skills.


Lafayette

To become a police officer in Lafayette, you must take a written test provided by the Institute for Public Safety Personnel Inc (IPSP). The IPSP written test has seven sections that measure the skills required to be a successful police officer.

  • Learn and Apply Knowledge – This section of the exam evaluates your ability to understand and remember the ideas and facts contained within written materials.
  • Observe and Accurately Describe Events and Objects – This section of the written exam assesses your ability to observe, remember, and report details about events and objects.
  • Remember Identifying Information – This section of the examination evaluates your ability to remember identifying information about people.
  • Remember Spatial Relationships and Where Objects are Located – This section of the exam assesses your ability to recognize and remember the location of objects, as well as to navigate direction.
  • Complete Routine Forms – This section of the written exam evaluates your ability to follow written instructions. As a law enforcement officer, you must complete many forms and reports, and they must be completed accurately.
  • Communicate using Appropriate Grammar – This section of the examination assesses your ability to effectively communicate.
  • Communicate in Writing-Spelling – This section of the examination evaluates your ability to effectively communicate in writing. The words on the test are drawn from the essays presented in the learning and apply knowledge section of the exam.

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