Argos Police Department

The Argos Police Department is ready to serve. Below see our list of officers and our mission statement. In emergencies we can be reached by dialing 911. For non-emergency situations, feel free to contact us at 574-892-5122.

Argos Police Department Staff

Argos Police Department Mission Statement

To safeguard freedom by preserving life and property, protecting the constitutional rights of individuals, maintaining order and encouraging respect for the rule of law by the proper enforcement thereof. To earn the respect of all individuals, including minority and disadvantaged persons, by maintaining a knowledgeable, responsive, well-trained and accountable work force that discharges their duties and responsibilities with evidence of fairness, tolerance and equality. To reduce the opportunity for the commission of crime by implementing effective crime prevention strategies, fully investigating crimes when they occur and expeditiously apprehending criminal offenders.

Currently Accepting Applications

The Argos Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of police officer. Academy certified officers are encouraged to apply but not required. Starting probationary pay for a new (non-certified) officer is $35,330. Academy-certified officers will receive $46,672. Applications must be received no later than August 17, 2018.

  • 12 hr shifts (3 on 2 off, 2 on 3 off)
  • Longevity pay ($100 a year w/ $3000 max)
  • PERF 77 retirement plan
  • Excellent insurance (employee pays 10% of premium)
  • $1000 clothing allowance
  • Vacation, sick, holidays and personal days.

The minimum qualifications that all applicants for the position of police officer must meet include the following:

  • Must be a resident citizen of the United States.
  • Must be 21 years old to apply and not have reached their 36th birthday by date of appointment. PERF 77 requirement.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Cannot have a felony conviction.
  • Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license from their state of residence.
  • Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military.

You may download the application here or pick one up in person at the Argos Municipal Building located at 201 West Walnut Street in Argos, Indiana. The Town of Argos is an EOE.