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Airport Police Department

The Indianapolis Airport Authority Police Department (APD) was founded in 1971. The APD ensures the safety and security of the Indianapolis International Airport and its associated reliever airports in Marion, Hamilton, Hendricks and Morgan counties.

Our mission is to protect the airport community through prevention, partnership and professional service. That commitment and dedication extends to not only our airport tenants and employees, but to the millions of visitors and passengers who pass through the airport each year. We are devoted to maintaining the best airport police department in the country.

For an overview of our department's activities, please see our yearly reports from 20152014 and 2013. To provide feedback about the operation of the APD, please email us at APD@ind.com

Airport Police Department

Contact Us

APD is located underneath Concourse A of the main terminal building. We are not accessible from inside the terminal, but you can reach us via the South Service Road. This is the road that runs directly south of the airport's main inbound drive (Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive South).

Indianapolis Airport Police Department
7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46241

DepartmentPhoneHours
After Hours Contact317-487-508924 Hours
Police Duty Supervisor317-306-688324 Hours
Front Desk317-487-50848 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Community Liaison/Events Officer317-487-53958 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Detective Unit317-487-51338 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Accreditation, Training, Recruitment317-487-60898 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET 

Airport Operations Center & Dispatch
Open: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week 
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency Dispatch: 317-487-5089

CALEA Certification

The Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Accreditation Program is today's leading pathway by which law enforcement agencies can objectively validate their commitment to excellence and service. Accreditation requirements are based on the latest law enforcement methodologies and are recognized globally by authorities as standards of excellence in the law enforcement field.  

APD has achieved its first reaccreditation (second award) by showing compliance with 189 of CALEA’s applicable standards, including participation in an on-site assessment to verify that APD meets professional standards. Out of approximately 376 airports that have regularly scheduled airline services, only 10 Airport Authority Police Departments are accredited. Indiana has 482 law enforcement agencies and only 17 are currently accredited through CALEA.

CALEA Certification

APD Careers

The Police Officer is responsible for the enforcement of airport ordinances, local, state and federal regulations and is the primary responder to all law enforcement matters at the Indianapolis International Airport. The Police Officer is also charged with the protection of life and property of the general public within the Indianapolis Airport Authority's jurisdiction, facilities and personnel. Benefits include: 

  • Starting salary of $37,500 reaching $55,000 after the fifth year
  • 457b retirement plan with a 9% employer contribution match
  • Shift differential and specialty pay
  • College tuition reimbursement

Hiring for Police Officers is handled by the Support Services Commander who can be contacted at 317-487-6089. The Department conducts a hiring process in order to maintain a selection list of qualified candidates for employment. APD does not maintain resumes or applications for applicants when not conducting a hiring process.

Citation Payment & Vehicle Releases

The APD can help with any questions or concerns regarding a citation, accident or incident report or releasing a vehicle that has been towed.

Citation Payment & Vehicle Releases​​