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Career Opportunities

Visit the Purdue University Careers website for current job postings within the Purdue University Police Department and for information on the application process.

Officer Positions

The basic skills and abilities required for becoming an officer within the Purdue University Police Department include the following:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Consistent use of good judgment
  • Good public relations skills
  • The 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 and must possess 20/20 corrected vision
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Pass a Purdue University Police Department physical abilities test

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

Dispatchers or Clerical

Visit the Purdue University Careers website for current job postings.

Student Security Patrol

For more information and to pre-apply, visit the Student Security Patrol webpage.

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