Be a Part of The Change
Across the United States and in the Ithaca community, society is embracing moments of change.
The Ithaca Police Department (IPD) is looking for positive people with sound character to contribute to the ever-evolving services we offer the community.
We are interested in a diverse candidate pool of intelligent, compassionate, fit, and empathetic individuals who are dedicated to providing professional service in the most rewarding and challenging of circumstances. We also believe that “reverence for life must always be our top priority and all persons should be treated with dignity, respect, and compassion.”
If these traits sound like you and you work well in a team environment, click “Get Started” in the top menu to begin the process.
Be a part of the change!
To apply to take the Civil Service Exam to become a Ithaca Police Officer, we recommend the following steps:
We recommend you use a computer to complete the survey so that you can download the files at the end of it. Please complete the survey below to download essential application guides and forms, such as the Police Officer Position Requirements and Instructions, Civil Service Written Exam Prep Guide, Physical Fitness Test Prep Guide, Cross-filing Form, Application Fee Waiver, and Proof of Citizenship Form. On the survey, you'll also be able to request a phone call from a current IPD Police Officer who will be able to answer any questions you might have. Please note that the phone call might come from a blocked or private number.