Cannelton - Patrolman

Job Overview

Department Cannelton Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePatrolman
Salary$33,000 to $35,000
Deadline Dec 6, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Cannelton, IN
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Cannelton Police Department, IN Police Jobs





Cannelton Police Department

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As assigned to meet the needs of the department

Pay Rate:

Starting Salary 2022: $33,000 per year if not academy trained; $34,000 upon graduation from the academy or hold current academy certification; $35,000 at the start of second year (conclusion of probationary year).

Position Requirements:


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a United States Citizen.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age but not yet 40 years of age when sworn as a police officer. 
  • Must be a high school graduate, as evidenced by a transcript issued by an accredited high school. An achievement test certificate from an accredited high school or State Board of education is acceptable.
  • Must possess a valid unrestricted driver’s license.
  • Must be willing, if appointed, to reside within Perry County or adjoining county in Indiana.

Copies of the following documents will be required. (These documents must be brought with the applicant at the time of the written test.)

  • DD214 (Armed Services Discharge – if applicable).
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Official and sealed high school transcripts.
  • Official and sealed college transcripts.
  • Birth certificate.
  • Social Security Card.
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Physical agility test. (On the testing day, bring an ID and waivers will be made available at the location. Candidates will NOT need a physical from a physician.)
  • Written examination.
  • Oral Interview Board.
  • Background investigation.
  • Pension (PERF) physical examination.


  • Police related occupations (Military, Other Departments)
  • Education (College degree, Education beyond high school)
  • College Internships
  • Volunteer community service.
  • Honorably discharged war veteran.
  • Mother or father who as a member of a police or fire department, died in the line of duty.


  • Domestic violence conviction.
  • Drug selling.
  • Hard drug use in last 10 years.
  • Felony conviction.
  • Dishonorable discharge from the military.
  • Driving while intoxicated conviction in past five years.


  • Involvement in criminal activity.
  • Misdemeanor conviction.
  • Documented evidence of domestic violence.
  • Military rejection or early discharge for reason/concern.
  • Marijuana use beyond experimental usage.
  • Poor driving and accident record.
  • Illegal acts.
  • Past job problems or firings.


The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Operate both as a member of a team and independently, at incidents of uncertain duration.
  • Face exposure to infectious agents, such as hepatitis B or HIV.
  • Perform complex tasks during life threatening emergencies.
  • Work for long periods of time, requiring sustained physical activity and intense concentration.
  • Face life or death decisions during emergency conditions.
  • Tolerate exposure to grotesque sights and smells associated with major trauma.
  • Make rapid transitions from rest to near maximal exertion without a warm-up period.
  • Use firearms, self-defense equipment and body armor.
  • Be able to physically protect herself/himself and others.
  • Be able to communicate with people effectively.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, genetic information, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

The City of Cannelton provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application/hiring process should contact the Chief of Police at to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The City of Cannelton seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality public safety officers, staff and administration. The City of Cannelton is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented candidates and others that will enhance our community.

Please direct questions regarding this position to CHIEF.HALL@CANNELTONPOLICE.COM

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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