APD Application Process

The City of Anderson Police Department is committed to serving and protecting the citizens of this community with the utmost professionalism and service to duty. The Police Department's aim is to provide information and services necessary to reduce crime, the fear of crime, and to improve the quality of life in our community.

The Anderson Police Department is working with the community toward a common goal of having the safest streets and neighborhoods possible.

Qualified Applicants
The Anderson Police Department is seeking qualified applicants who can serve the city in this capacity with the emphasis on bilingual and active sworn officers. Once a recruit completes ILEA, they will then return to the Anderson Police Department where he/she will then complete a 15-week Field Training and Evaluation Program.

Field Training & Evaluation Program
During this portion of training, the recruit will be assigned to several different experienced field training officers and a variety of shifts. Upon successful completion of the Field Training and Evaluation Program, the recruit will be assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division where he/she will perform various patrol functions.

Patrol Functions
The various patrol functions the recruit will be assigned to will include:
  • Accident investigation
  • Apprehension of violators
  • Enforcement of laws
  • Investigating crimes
  • Responding to calls for service
  • Resolution of family disturbances
  • Traffic enforcement
All officers are also expected to be proactive and solve problems as needed in their assigned area. The Anderson Police Department provides their officers with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities while providing continuous opportunities to get the best training.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Anderson Police Department is seeking to employ the best candidates available, not merely eliminate the least qualified. The Anderson Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) involves the removal of barriers that prevent people from all protected classes from being treated fairly for employment purposes.

Additional Information

We appreciate your interest in a career in law enforcement and in the Anderson Police Department. If you have any questions about the application process, then please contact Anderson Police Department Training Division at 765-648-6767.