Ellettsville Police Department


The Ellettsville Police Department is currently accepting applications from lateral candidates for the position of Deputy Marshal. The application deadline is Friday, May 10, 2024 at 12:00 PM.


The position of Deputy Marshal is subordinate to the Town Marshal and to all other ranking officers of the department. The Deputy Marshal is responsible for the protection of life and property, the prevention of crime, the apprehension of criminals, and the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws.

The Deputy Marshal's work is performed in accordance with departmental rules, regulations, and policies, and normally consists of routine patrol, preliminary investigations, and traffic enforcement. There is a certain element of danger in performing these duties and the Deputy Marshal must be able to act in these instances without direct supervision, exercising independent discretion in handling these dangers.

The Deputy Marshal must be able to carry out specialized assignments in an attempt to detect and apprehend criminals, and perform other duties or functions which may be assigned.

Examples of Work

  1. Acquiring information concerning all types of law violations within the patrol area and taking action or relaying the information to the proper authority.
  2. Observing all traffic hazards in the area and eliminating them or reporting them to the proper authority. Checking abandoned vehicles or vehicles parked in unusual locations for the purpose of detecting possible criminal activities.
  3. Assisting motorists who need help, and providing them with such aid as is practical under the circumstances.
  4. Assisting in prosecuting, or release to the proper agency, all persons apprehended in the course of police duties.
  5. Driving a department vehicle in normal and emergency response situations.
  6. Making forcible arrests of violators.
  7. Preparing case reports, serving warrants, and testifying in court.
  8. Interacting with the community in a positive manner to cooperatively reach resolution of community needs.
  9. Performing other duties as assigned.


  • Salary: $64,998.00/year
  • PERF 1977 retirement
  • Paid time off
    • Year 1-5: 252 hours
    • Year 6-10: 297 hours
    • Year 11-15: 347 hours
    • Year 16+: 396 hours
  • Fourteen (14) paid holidays
  • Sick time — one (1) day/month earned
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Take-home car program
  • Certification pay — $2000 max/year
  • Longevity pay — $100/year


Applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and no older than forty (40) years of age.
  • Have no felony, drug, or OWI convictions and pass a background check.
  • Hold a valid driver's license and pass a driver's record check.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Have the ability to interact with the general public in a professional manner.

Lateral applicant must:

  • Possess a current Indiana law enforcement certification (Tier I only).
  • Have at least two years of paid full-time experience with any law enforcement agency.


An application can be downloaded HERE.

Please e-mail your completed application, a resume, and a 250-word cover letter to police@ellettsville.in.us.


Ellettsville Police Department
1406 W. Guy McCown Dr.
Ellettsville, IN 47429
Phone: (812) 876-2270
Fax: (812) 876-8332
E-Mail: police@ellettsville.in.us

The Town of Ellettsville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, and handicapped status in employment or the provision of services.