Initial requirements for sworn employment as a police officer with the Huntington Police Department are established by the Indiana Code, which provides that applicants:

1. Must be a resident citizen of the United States.

2. Must be 21 years old and not have reached their 36th birthday by date of appointment.

3. Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate.

4. Cannot have a felony conviction.

5. Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence under [18 USC §922 (g)].

6. Must possess a valid driver's license from their state of residence.

7. Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military.

8. Must pass a mandatory drug screening test. 

Screening Requirements

The Huntington Police Department's applicant screening process is multi-phased and consists of the following steps:

1. Review of automatic disqualifications in Resume/Application

2. Physical Agility Test

3. Written Exam 

4. Oral Interview

5. Background Investigation

6. Polygraph Examination

7. Conditional Offer of Employment

8. Medical & Psychological Evaluations (PERF)

9. Pension Board Approval

10. Sworn in as New Officer