Sellersburg – College students and graduates pursuing a career in criminal justice are invited to take the National Corrections Officer Selection Inventory or the National Criminal Justice Officer Selection Inventory tests at Ivy Tech Community College Southern Indiana in Sellersburg. Those who pass the test will be eligible for law enforcement and corrections positions in Indiana.
The test is being given at the behest of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, which currently has openings for deputies, according to Wayne Kessinger, chief deputy and chief of police in Harrison County.
The tests are open to the public. Those with law enforcement experience or training are encouraged to register for the test. If a participant passes the test, results will be available for other law enforcement agencies looking to fill open positions both within Indiana and nationally, if the participant indicates they are willing to move for a job.
The tests are being offered by EMPCO Inc., a Troy, Michigan-based company that conducts criminal justice testing across the country. Ivy Tech is serving as the testing site and administering the tests, which are done entirely by computer.
The tests will be administered on March 12 in two sessions of 22 people each, 9 to 11 a.m. or 12 to 2 p.m. at the Ivy Tech main campus, 8204 Highway 311, Sellersburg.
Anyone wants to take the tests are invited to do so. Registration is $75, and participants may register online at www.empco.net. If you have questions about the testing process, call (812) 246-3301 ext. 4520 or 4156.
Deadline to apply is March 9 at 5 p.m.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and one of the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college systems with more than 200,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.