Organized in 1970, the Indianapolis Public Schools Police Department consisted of 40 unarmed security guards and was titled IPS Security. In 1997, the department transitioned to the employment and training of sworn armed police officers. Today, the department consists of 46 staff members, including officers, investigators, sergeants, dispatchers and the police chief and captain.
Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the IPS Police Department serves more than 31,000 students and families throughout the district. Officers in these schools and neighborhoods serve as school resource officers, committed to providing support to all IPS properties, students, staff and families. Officers seek to create positive interactions and build relationships across our community through their assignments.
To best serve and connect with IPS students, officers attend trainings on restorative justice practices, implicate bias, racial equity and more. The department also works with local law enforcement agencies, as well as emergency services agencies as needed.
- All Officers are required to successfully complete Tier 1 of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
- Annual mandated training is provided
- Duties include but are not limited to serving as a school resource officer. The department also works with local law enforcement agencies, as well as emergency services agencies as needed.
- Beginning Salary $52,452
- Differential pay based off experience for ILEA certifications
- Paid Holiday
- Medical, Dental and Insurance plans
- No cost health care for plan participants
- Furnished uniforms and equipment
- Yearly uniform allowance
- Paid departmental overtime and compensatory time accrual
- Permitted off duty employment
- Free Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents
- ILEA preferred but not required