FPD Patrol Officer Application

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Frankfort Police Department Patrol Officer Application 

STANDARDS FOR APPOINTMENT

TO THE DEPARTMENT

For appointment as a police officer with the City of Frankfort, Indiana, the following requirements must be met by the applicant:

  • The applicant must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and less than forty (40) years of age before appointment to the department.
  • The applicant must be a high school graduate as evidenced by a diploma issued by a high school accredited by the department or agency of the State authorized to accredit high schools or have certification of an equivalent education.
  • The applicant must reside in Indiana and maintain telephone service at the time of appointment to the department.
  • The applicant shall possess a valid driving license from the State of Indiana at the time of appointment.
  • The applicant must submit to oral interviews before the Police Hiring Board, Executive Staff Interview, and the Board of Public Safety for the purpose of determining such characteristics as the applicant's ability to communicate and handle stress and to examine the applicant’s experience and background.
  • The applicant must be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation and must submit to a polygraph exam and drug screening exam.
  • Applicants must successfully pass a general aptitude test and the physical agility test per statewide guidelines.
  • After a job offer is made, the applicant must pass a psychological screening and physical examination performed by a licensed physician or surgeon, chosen by the Police Pension Board, and be accepted into the Public Employees' Retirement Fund. Additionally, after selection the applicant must pass the physical fitness standards of the Indiana Police Academy, and must meet and maintain the physical fitness standards of the Frankfort Police Department throughout employment with the City of Frankfort. 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Read each item
  2. This form must be typed or printed neatly in
  3. All items must be completed and necessary documentation
  4. If additional space is needed, use the supplemental page at the end of the form, referencing the question being answered each time.

     

    The completed form must be returned to the City of Frankfort Police Department, 201 West Washington Street, Frankfort, IN 46041, or emailed to police@frankfort-in.gov by the specified deadline.

    POLICY REGARDING THE APPLICANT INFORMATION SUMMARY

    1. Failure to comply with instructions and policy regarding the Applicant Screening Process stage will result in the rejection of the application.
    2. Failure to accurately and truthfully complete this form will result in the rejection of the application.
    3. Failure to return this form by the specified date will result in the rejection of the application.
    4. Applications will not be accepted without complete addresses, phone numbers and zip codes. 

    If you need assistance in completing this form, please contact the City of Frankfort Police Department at (765) 654-4245.

    USE ZIP CODES ON ALL ADDRESSES

    * Denotes a required field

    Personal History

     
     
     
    Date of Birth 
     Date of Birth
     
    Your Birth Certificate will be requested later to verify your age for statutory requirements and pension purposes.
    Are you a U.S. Citizen? 

    Residences

     
     
     
    ZIP 
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    Second portion of ZIP Code is optional.
    Phone Number 
    -- ext
     
    B. List chronologically (most current first) all of your residences in the past ten years. Include addresses while attending school if away from home and ALL military addresses, including off base locations. Also include towns or cities located in the immediate vicinity of military complexes. If apartment, include name and location of complex.
     

    Education

     
     
     
     
     

    Employment Record

    List chronologically (most current first) all employers. Include full-time, part-time, and temporary/seasonal work, and all periods of unemployment. Present employers will be contacted prior to any appointment. Make sure all phone numbers are correct including extension numbers.
     
     
     
     
     
    ZIP 
    -
    Second portion of ZIP Code is optional.
    Phone Number of Employer 
    -- ext
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    ZIP 
    -
    Second portion of ZIP Code is optional.
    Phone Number 
    -- ext
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    ZIP 
    -
    Second portion of ZIP Code is optional.
    Phone Number 
    -- ext
     
     
     
     
     

    Military Service

    Are you registered for Selective Service? 
     
    Have you ever served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States? 
     
     
     
     
    * No applicant will be automatically rejected because of a less than honorable discharge (except a dishonorable one). But the discharge may be considered in connection with other information. If your discharge is less than honorable, explain on the supplemental page.
    Are you currently or have you ever been a member of the United States Armed Forces Reserves or National/State Guard Unit? 
    While in the military service, were you ever convicted of any offense? 
     
    Your DD214 (Military Service Record) will be requested if you reach the background investigation Phase of the hiring process.

    Financial Report

     
     
    Have you ever filed bankruptcy? 
     

    Driver's Record

    List all vehicle operator licenses you now hold or have held, copies will be requested at a later time.
     
    List all traffic citations you have received in the past three years
     
    Has your driver's license ever been suspended or revoked? 
     

    Arrest/Felony Conviction Record

    Have you ever been arrested, detained or summoned to appear in court by a law enforcement agency? 
     
    NO APPLICANT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED BECAUSE OF AN ARREST RECORD. THIS INFORMATION IS BEING OBTAINED ONLY TO ASSIST IN COMPLETION OF A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION.

    Organization Membership

     
     

    Family History

    Give the name of your father, mother, step-parents, foster parents, guardians, sisters, brothers, spouse, children, in-laws and ex-spouses who are still living:
     

    General Information

    Do you object to wearing a uniform? 
    Do you object to working nights, weekends, or holidays? 
    Do you object to working any shift assigned or changing shifts whenever deemed necessary by the Police Department? 

    References

    List five current references (other than relatives or former or current employers)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Criminal Records and Background Check

    I acknowledge that I have been advised and understand that my employment and/or continuation of employment by the City of Frankfort Police Department is contingent upon, but not limited to, the following: 1. A security clearance from both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana State Police. Clearance is necessary to complete computer training involving access to confidential information. 2. I understand and agree that the background check may include but shall not be limited to investigation of my character, personal history, credit history and financial condition. 3. Verification that the application of the undersigned has not been falsified and/or no criminal record exists. 4. I hereby waive the restrictions on access to any and all records of any juvenile courts or law enforcement agencies relating to me when I was a juvenile pursuant to Indiana Code Section 31-39-2-15. I understand that any information gathered as a result of this waiver will be kept confidential, and will be used solely to determine my fitness as an applicant. I make this waiver knowingly and voluntarily.
     
    Date 
     Date

    Name

    Read the following statement carefully. If you have any questions, please contact the Personnel Department before signing the form. I hereby authorize and give my consent to the release of any and all background information and/or records about me, by any person, business, agency or other entity in possession of the same, to the City of Frankfort Police Department, for the purpose of conducting a background check. I authorize the City of Frankfort to make photocopies of this document, and such copies shall suffice in place of the original to notify persons or other entities in possession of information about me that I have freely and voluntarily agreed and consented to the matters herein. I certify that the information contained in this form is true. I realize that misrepresentation of facts is cause for rejection of my application or dismissal after appointment. I understand that final employment is contingent in part upon satisfactory completion of all phases of the Applicant Screening Process. I hereby waive, release, and surrender any and all rights to claims which I may have against the City or County, or any of its officers, employees, or agents as a result of the release of such records.
     
    Date 
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    Release and Hold Harmless Agreement

    I have submitted my application for the position of public safety officer with the City of Frankfort. I wish to take the physical agility test which each applicant is required to pass in order to have his or her application considered for said position. I understand that current statewide physical agility testing for police officers includes muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance and musculoskeletal flexibility. In consideration for being permitted to take this physical fitness test, I hereby release, discharge and agree to hold harmless the City of Frankfort Police Department and its officers, agents, employees, successors and assigns, from any and all liability for personal injury or property damage which I may sustain in any way as a result of my taking this test, whether such injury or damage occurs before, during or after the test, and whether or not such injury or damage occurs in, on or about the premises where the test is conducted. I will assume full responsibility for any such injury or damage and I do hereby fully and forever release and discharge the City of Frankfort Police Department and its officers, agents, employees, successors and assigns from any and all claims, demands, damages, rights of action or causes of action present or future, whether the same be known, anticipated or unanticipated, resulting from or arising out of my taking this physical agility test. In the event that my taking this test should result in injuries or damages to person or property and a claim is asserted against the City of Frankfort Police Department, I will hold harmless, defend and indemnify the Police Departments against any claim, demand, damage right of action or cause of action present or future, whether the same be known, anticipated or unanticipated, resulting from my taking this test. I further state that I voluntarily take this physical agility test, and that I recognize and voluntarily assume the risks inherent in taking the test, and that I have to my knowledge no medical condition or risk factor that would prevent my taking this test. This Release and Hold Harmless Agreement shall be binding upon my heirs, assigns, executors and administrators.
     
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    Voluntary Affirmative Action Information

    The City of Frankfort is attempting to gather data regarding its Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity efforts. Such information will enable the City to design affirmative action efforts that may be more successful than those currently used and to evaluate the success of the present programs. The information on this form is strictly confidential and will not be matched with any application for employment. The data is used for statistical purposes only. Completion of the information below is voluntary. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, handicap, sexual orientation, number of dependents, or any other legally protected status.
    Date 
     Date
     
     
     
     
     
    Social Security Number 
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    ZIP 
    -
    Second portion of ZIP Code is optional.
    Date of Birth 
     Date of Birth
     
     
     
    If you are a disabled veteran, a Vietnam Era veteran, or have a physical or mental disability, you are invited to volunteer the information below. The purpose is to provide information regarding proper placement and appropriate accommodation to enable you to perform the job to the best of your ability in a proper and safe manner. The information will be treated as confidential. Failure to provide the information will not jeopardize or adversely affect your consideration in employment.
     
     
    WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    Applicant Checklist

    Please use the following list as a guide in completing your application. Full names and address of family members (mother, father, step-parents, foster- parents, guardians, brothers, sisters, spouse, children, in-laws, ex-spouses) Addresses and dates pertaining to all prior residences in the last ten years Information pertaining to all present and former employers. Include dates, names, addresses, and phone numbers of companies. Selective Service Number, Dates of Active Duty, Serial Number and Reserve Obligation Credit obligations (Name of institutions, type of accounts) Type, expiration date, number and restrictions relating to driver's license Dates, locations, descriptions of any vehicle accidents in the last three years. Note any citations. Date, place, charge and the disposition of any arrest (Adult/Juvenile), local/non-local. Information relating to five personal references (name, addresses, telephone number during the day, occupation, length of time known and zip codes). References shall include neither relatives nor former/current employers. Zip Codes