Monday, December 18, 2006
Maximum Age for Applicants
Q:How come their is a maximum age for applicants to the police department? What is the logic there especially when many other municipal departments around the U.S. and Canada have no such limit? Also, why do sherrif's departments have no limit? Are they not considered police officers? Thank you.
A. There is a maximum age limit for officers in the state of Indiana due to the fact that Police Officers in the state of Indiana must take part in the PERF retirement fund (see question on that below), and the requirement for that is a maximum age of 36 years old at the time of hire. This is a statewide law for Indiana Law Enforcement Agencies. Sheriff departments vary slightly in their structure by law also. You can find more information on that by searching the state website.
posted by South Bend Police Department @ 12:37 PM  

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