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City of Butler, Indiana - Police Department is accepting applications for a full-time officer.

 Dear Applicant,
Butler Police Dept.
120 W Main, Butler, IN 46721
260-868-2171 Main Line
260-868-5734 Fax
Mark R. Heffelfinger Chief
Matthew J. Traster Assistant Chief

Dear Applicant: 

Thank you for considering employment with the Butler Police Department. The hiring process can be rigorous at times; however, I am confident you will find this to be a rewarding endeavor. The details of the hiring process can be found on the following page.

Communication throughout the hiring process will be conducted by email. Please respond to each email confirming you received it. It is your responsibility to keep the Butler Police Department updated of any name, address, phone number, and email changes.

Should you have any questions or need further information during the hiring process, please feel free to reach out to Asst. Chief Matthew Traster at 260-868-2171 ext. 1702 or
Once again, we appreciate your application and interest in becoming part of the Butler Police Department. We wish you the best of luck throughout the selection process!

Mark R. Heffelfinger Chief of Police

The City of Butler is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

Butler City Police Department - Hiring Process
1.    Applicant returns completed application to:
a.    Butler City Police Department
Attn: Assistant Chief Matthew Traster 120 W. Main Street, Butler In, 46721
b.    Email:
c.    Application must be received by 4:00 p.m. on September 18, 2023
2.    Applications are reviewed and preliminary screening conducted
3.    Selected applicants are invited to the physical agility and written testing
a.    Applicant will be notified of the time and location of the testing
b.    Successful applicants will be given a background investigation packet to complete

4.    Background Investigation
a.    The background investigation packet includes, but is not limited to, the documents listed below. Applicants should immediately work on obtaining these documents due to the time it may take to obtain. Copies of:
i.    Driver's license
ii.    Birth certificate
iii.    High school diploma or GED
iv.    Transcripts and degrees
v.    DD214 (Armed services discharge form)
5.    Interview by the Butler City Police Board
6.    Conditional offer of employment
7.    Polygraph examination
8.    Psychological evaluation
9.    Medical evaluation (Physical)
10.    Drug screening
11.    Chief of Police appoints an Officer from the list of eligible candidates
12.    Successful completion of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and one-year probationary period.