Decatur police now seeking full-time officers

Staff Writer

    Decatur Chief of Police Leonard Corral Jr. announced the department is now accepting applications for those interested in becoming a full-time police officer.
    Corral said applicants must be at least 21 years old, but not older than 36 years old. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED, a valid Indiana driver’s license, pass a thorough background investigation, have never been convicted of a felony or a domestic violence offense, complete an interview process and be of good reputation and character.
    Candidates must also pass a written and physical agility test meeting the minimum standards for entrance to the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.  
    Corral said the hiring is contingent on that person successfully completing the physical and psychological testing for acceptance to the Public Employee Retirement Fund.
    The Decatur Police Department offers PHP healthcare, Delta dental, PERF Police Pension plan, 13 paid yearly holiday days, paid vacation time and a clothing allowance.  
    Applications may be picked up from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. from July 11-Aug. 1 at the police department, 112 S. 7th St. Applications can also be printed off from the department's website at
    Applications must be turned in no later than 4 p.m. Aug. 6.