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    This is a question for any IMPD officers or any IMPD retired officers, is IMPD a good department to work for?

    -If yes why
    -If no why

    Thank you for your service to your community and stay safe.

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    I like working here. I work the east district (busiest) and would not work any other district. The pay is good and morale is not bad at all. I've been doing this for a little while and like being a little fish in a big pond. I came from a small department where you could never get far from the admin. Here, we do our jobs, find some bad guys and you get left alone. I've got great stories from my time out here that I would have never gotten on other departments. I like staying busy and seeing the stuff that others only see on TV or read about in books.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Gold777 View Post
      This is a question for any IMPD officers or any IMPD retired officers, is IMPD a good department to work for?

      -If yes why
      -If no why

      Thank you for your service to your community and stay safe.
      My prior LE experience was that of a Town Marshal, and my only exposure to IMPD is through my son and my multiple ride alongs, but I have said on a previous thread how impressed I was with the entire group. My son is also East District and the team work and professionalism is fantastic! Even on the most routine run, there was back up there within minutes, if not immediately, and their Academy is second to none. Good luck on your career!


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      • #4
        An officer with IMPD will experience more in 6 months than officers in most other departments will get in 2+ years. Whether or not it is good department to work for, I guess it depends on what kind of officer you want to be...
        **You sleep safe in your beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do you harm...**

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        • #5
          IMPD, in most areas, is run after run after run. That being said, most of the folks I know work there (and I know many) enjoy the job and the department. Like any department I am sure there are issues, but with a large department like IMPD, you get a nice union to represent you and the pay isn't that bad at all. You will be busy though, call after call after call, and I have heard that both downtown and north districts always run short. I imagine this is true for the other districts as well.

          Oh, just heard from one officer who is retiring soon that a good % of the officers on the department are eligible for retirement. I guess they offer some sort of early retirement benefit called DROP. After they get their next raise, the officer speculated that a lot of officers might take them up on the DROP officer. Sounds like IMPD might be looking at some large hiring processes in the coming years. Anyone who works for the department have any comments on this?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dwntwn317 View Post
            Oh, just heard from one officer who is retiring soon that a good % of the officers on the department are eligible for retirement. I guess they offer some sort of early retirement benefit called DROP. After they get their next raise, the officer speculated that a lot of officers might take them up on the DROP officer.
            DROP isn't IMPD specific. It's a PERF deal that only available to those "old timers" that are about to head out the door. DROP stands for Deferred Retirement Option Plan. DROP is a form of retirement benefit that allows an eligible employee to choose a retirement date, then to continue earning a salary while accumulating a "nest-egg" that is payable in a lump sum or in three equal annual payments. If you meet the requirements for eligibility, the DROP gives you another benefit option that you may choose upon retirement. You must decide whether the DROP election is in your best interest.

            My Chief and Det. Sgt. are also signed up for the DROP program, looking to pull pin in about 1.5 yrs. Looks like they'll be making a pretty good loaf off of the DROP program. Too bad us "younger" guys can't participate.
            Last edited by towncop; 11-06-2009, 06:51 AM.
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            • #7
              My opinion of IMPD is that it really comes down to what you are looking for within a department and a job. I know several Metro officers. Some like it, some feel stuck. Personally, I enjoy working for a smaller to mid sized department. You don't end up stuck taking report calls all night long. If you want to work traffic, hit it, if you want to serve warrants, take them an run with them. To each is own, but I like the smaller community.

              Like th eother post, DROP is a perf thing and is offered throughout.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by towncop View Post
                DROP stands for Deferred Retirement Option Plan.
                Kind of off topic, but does anyone else get the idea they come up with the word and then try and make the acronym fit?

                Back on topic, IMPD's pay and benefits is pretty good compared to other departments in the state. If anyone feels trapped, its probably due to not wanting to eat the pay cut that will probably go along with a lateral.
                I miss you, Dave.
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