Indiana Code Title 36. Local Government § 36-8-4-6




Sec. 6 . (a) This section applies only to:

(1) police departments in second and third class cities having a population of ten thousand (10,000) or more;  and

(2) fire departments in second and third class cities;

that are not governed by a merit system prescribed by statute or ordinance.

(b) Promotion of police officers or firefighters must be from the active personnel of the department.

(c) A person appointed fire chief must have had at least five (5) years of continuous service with the department immediately before his appointment.  However, this requirement may be waived by a majority vote of the city legislative body upon request of the city executive, although the person must still have at least five (5) years service with a full-time, paid fire department or agency.

(d) A person appointed to a rank other than police or fire chief or deputy police chief must have had at least two (2) years of continuous service with the department immediately before his appointment.





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