Application Process

BASIC RECRUITS and LATERALS will complete the same application BUT will need to select the appropriate box at the  beginning of the application.  Applicants will either select “Police Recruit OR “Police Lateral“.  Please see below for additional information.

  • The APPLICATION PORTION  will open on Thursday, February 1, 2018 and conclude on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 8:00 am.  
  • All applicants will be contacted via email once the application period ends. If you have not been contacted (via email) by 4:00 pm on April 11, please call the Training Division at 260-427-2911. 

Candidates must study this guide for at least two weeks prior to their test dates. There will be twenty questions on the exam which draw directly from this Reading Manual. Click here to access the Reading Comprehension Manual:


Applicants may order the “NPST-R Candidate Orientation Guide” by clicking the following link: The guide will cover the whole test which will include the practice test questions.

The NPST_R Candidate Orientation Guide can be downloaded as a PDF file and saved or printed. Please read through the disclaimer page in order to have a successful download.  There will be an option to pay with a PayPal account or as a PayPal guest with a debit/credit card. The download link will be located on the Order Details-Checkout Status page once payment is submitted and PayPal redirects the process back to the FPSI site. 

Applicants must pay close attention to ALL instructions on both FPSI and PayPal’s websites in order to download any guide properly.



Click here to learn more about the selection process overview, basic recruit process, lateral process, benefits, salary, fitness standards, and minimum requirements.