Chief of Police
A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF OF POLICE:
Hello and welcome to your resource page for the Indiana Borough Police Department. My family and I are honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve you. Indiana Borough is a welcoming, vibrant community - and place of significance. We are the seat of Indiana County, proud host of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, birthplace of Jimmy Stewart, and are known for our many wonderful special events throughout the year.
Indiana Borough is a diverse community and its diversity makes us special. Positive relationships are important here. We have a thriving downtown with a wide variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences for everyone. Although we are pedestrian and bicycle friendly, we have an excellent public transportation system, and many easily accessible parking options for your convenience.
There is a peace, safety, and high quality of life here in Indiana. This could only be achieved by the dedication of our community to having a professional police department. The men and women serving Indiana Borough are your neighbors and friends. They are highly trained, highly skilled, caring, compassionate, prideful people. Our responsibility to them is to ensure they have the resources necessary to safely and successfully handle any and every situation presented in today’s world – for the betterment of every person within Indiana Borough.
My name is Justin Schawl and I was born and raised in Indiana, Pennsylvania. I am a graduate of our public-school system and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. My wife, Krista, and I live and proudly raise our three wonderful children in Indiana - we invite you to do the same. I am your Chief of Police and welcome an opportunity to meet you personally.
Support Services Sergeant
The mission of the Indiana Police Department is to provide our community with the highest quality police services in an ethical, professional and cost effective manner. We are committed to a safer more comfortable environment by forging a partnership with the community, which promotes a creative innovative and proactive approach to our crime prevention and law enforcement responsibilities. Our actions are guided by the core values of honesty, integrity and respect for all persons.
Indiana Borough Police Department
80 North 8th Street, Indiana PA, 15701
Phone: (724) 349-2121
Police Dispatch Fax: (724) 463-4175
Police Records Fax: (724) 463-4190
Entry Level Police Officer Vacancy:
The Indiana Borough Police Department is accepting preliminary applications for entry-level police officer testing.
Indiana Borough Civil Service testing will commence June 2018 for the purpose of establishing an eligibility list for an entry-level police officer. Persons interested in participating in the examination process are required to submit completed preliminary applications to the Indiana Borough Police Department on or before April 15, 2018. Applications received after this date will be applied to the 2019 testing period. Applications are available at the Indiana Borough Police Department, 80 North 8th Street, Indiana, PA, Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. The application can also be found below. However, electronic submissions cannot be processed, all completed applications must be mailed to the Indiana Borough Police Department.
Applicants will be notified in writing as to their eligibility to participate and the dates and times of the testing phases. Testing will take place in June 2018 with successful participants placed on an eligibility list that is valid for one year, commencing June 1, 2018.
The testing process and eligibility requirements are in accordance with Indiana Borough Civil Service regulations apply to the testing process and eligibility requirements. Indiana Borough is an equal opportunity employer.