Hiring process for Indiana Conservation Officers approaches
By: Tim Murray - Friday, February 21, 2020

UNDATED – The hiring process for Indiana Conservation Officer (ICO) positions across the state is approaching.

Anyone interested in becoming a conservation officer should first read “Becoming a Conservation Officer” at the DNR website dnr.IN.gov under law enformcement and complete the pre-screening test. Completion of the pre-screening test by midnight Feb. 28 is required to be considered for the 2020 hiring process, which starts in early March.

To be qualified to pass the pre-screening test, you must be a U.S. citizen; be 21 years old by April 16, 2021; and have an associate’s degree from an accredited college or completed 60 hours toward a bachelor’s degree, or have four years full time active military service with an honorable discharge by Sept. 21, 2020. You must be able to pass minimum Indiana Law Enforcement Academy physical fitness requirements.

ICOs are fully recognized Indiana police officers who spend the majority of their time enforcing fishing and hunting regulations, conducting marine boat patrol on Indiana’s waterways, and patrolling DNR properties to keep them safe and family friendly. They also engage in many specialty areas, including Scuba, K-9, search and rescue, swift water rescue and many more.


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