Law Enforcement Job Opportunities

To submit a job posting send a brief description of the position (see examples below) including expiration date, to Tim Underwood.
Important: Please be sure to include an ending date for the listing, otherwise it will automatically be removed one month after posting. If you have any questions email - tunderwood@ilea.in.gov or call Tim @ (317) 837-3271.

Lafayette Police Department

The Lafayette Police Department wants talented men and women who can make a positive difference in the community. The Lafayette Police Department is accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officers. Eligible candidates must be in good physical condition, a citizen of the United States, a high school graduate or GED, at least 21 years of age but less than 36 years of age at time of application and must be of good moral character.

The application can be downloaded from the police department’s website, www.lafayettepolice.us.
The Lafayette Police Department offers competitive wages and benefits package. Starting salary is $52,838 increasing to $62,100 after three years of successful employment. ILEA graduates and veterans with an honorable discharge are encouraged to apply.

For additional information, contact Lieutenant Adam Mellady at 765-807-1222.  Deadline is July 13, 2018.

Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is creating an eligibility list for the position of Merit Deputy Sheriff. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, with no felony convictions, or arrests for any crime involving domestic violence and will undergo an extensive background check including employment and credit history.

Physical agility testing, aptitude testing, psychological testing, and polygraph examination will also be conducted.  Starting salary is $36,739., with annual pay raises, in addition to longevity pay increases after four years of service.  All new hires are issued full equipment including a patrol SUV, smart phone and MIFI. Deputies have a state mandated pension, plus paid vacation and recognized holidays.  County employees also have access to a generous health insurance package.  Deputies have opportunities to attend a wide variety of specialized training courses.  Career deputies have opportunities to work in specialized areas such as criminal investigation, K9 officer and SCUBA.

Applications can be obtained at the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, or requested by emailing employment@sullivancounty.in.gov.  Applications must be returned to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office no later than 4pm on Friday, June 29, 2018.  Applicants will be given instructions concerning Physical Fitness Assessment and Aptitude Testing.  If you have questions, feel free to contact the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office at 812-268-4308.

Ossian Police Department

The Ossian Police Department is accepting applications for certified (lateral) and non-certified Full-Time Police Officers and certified Part-Time Police Officers.  Starting salary for 1st year probationary officer, after graduating the police academy is $46,100.

We currently have 1 full time and 1 part-time position we are seeking to fill. However, applications are being accepted indefinitely to develop a hiring list for the future.  For applications and information contact Chief David Rigney @ 260-760-0501 or go to our web site at www.ossianin.com.

Brownstown Police Department

The Brownstown Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Academy Certified Officers are ENCOURAGED to apply but not required. Starting pay for a new officer is $40,500. The Brownstown Police Department will pay up to 5 years of certified service for lateral transfers.
Applications can be picked up at Town Hall 200 W. Walnut St, Brownstown, In 47220.

For additional inquiries please contact Lt. Joe Kelly by email at jkelly@brownstownpd.org.
Submission deadline is June 29, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

The minimum qualifications that all applicants for the position of police officer must meet include the following:

  • Must be a resident citizen of the United States.
  • Must be 21 years old to apply and not have reached their 36th birthday by date of appointment. Perf 77 requirement.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Cannot have a felony conviction.
  • Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license from their state of residence.
  • Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military.

Michigan City Police Department

The Michigan City Police Department is currently accepting applications for multiple Full-Time Police Officer positions.  Starting pay for a Probationary Officer (first year) is $42,494.01.  After completing the first year of probationary status then an officer becomes a First Class Patrolman and the pay increases to $45,836.46.  Benefits include longevity pay, specialty pay, healthcare program including dental and vision, take home car program, retirement plan, paid vacations, personal days and much more.

There are many positions available through the different divisions available below:

  • Patrol Division – 3 Shifts
  • Traffic Division
  • Special Operation Group
  • Community Oriented Policing
  • Detective Division
  • Narcotics Investigators
  • Warrants Team (FAST)
  • School Liaison Officers
  • Public Relations
  • Training Division
  • Beach Patrol (4x4’s)
  • Bicycle Patrol

Plus the following Specialties:

  • 18 Member Swat Team
  • 9 Certified Instructors
  • 8 Police Scuba Divers
  • 12 Field Training Officers

Applicants must be between 21-36 years of age by date of appointment, possess a high school diploma or GED, a valid and unrestricted driver’s license, and be a United States citizen. Additionally, applicants must possess a good driving record, have no felony convictions, or misdemeanor battery charge.  Applicants shall be subject to written and physical ability testing along with a thorough background check to include personal character.

Applications may be picked up at the Michigan City Police Department our downloaded from our website at www.michigancitypolice.com.  For additional inquiries please contact Sgt. Chris Yagelski at 219-874-3221 Ext. 1020 or email at cyagelski@emichigancity.com.  Submission deadline is June 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Applications can be dropped off or mailed to: Michigan City Police Civil Service Commission, 1201 East Michigan Boulevard, Michigan City, IN 46360.

Portland Police Department

The Portland Police Department is taking applications for Full-Time Police Officers. The Portland Police Department has a competitive starting salary at $38,190.36 with the opportunity to earn overtime pay.
Health insurance is 90 /10 with $500.00 per person deductible per person or a $750.00 deductible for family. Prescription medication coverage and free Teledoc access after 30 days. Insurance coverage for a family is $100.00 per month.  Paid sick days, personal time, Vacation time and holidays.

Appilcations can be picked up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at The Portland Police Department 319 N. Meridian Street Portland, Indiana 47371 or downloaded from our website at www.thecityofportland.net
Applications must be turned back into the Portland Police Department by June 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
Agility testing will be held on June 16, 2018 at 10:00 am.  Portland Police Department - 260-726-7161.

Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department

The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department is currently testing for the position of Merit Deputy. Hendricks County Government offers a wide array of benefits for all full-time employees including: Medical/Vision/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Take Home Vehicle Program, Probationary Salary (one year) $44,272 - Merit Deputy Salary $49,190.

The testing process for this position has changed as of August 1, 2017. The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office has implemented a new application/testing process utilizing the Sheriffs’ Association Testing Program through EMPCO incorporated. Test locations, dates and times are available throughout the region/state. To schedule a test date for this position, go to the website: www.empco.net/ind and follow the instructions. There is a fee to take the examination, but the results of this test may be accepted by ALL participating Sheriff’s Offices in Indiana. You must complete a profile and schedule and pass the examination no later than July 3, 2018 in order to be considered for this particular job posting.

No applications will be accepted at the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office until the applicant has taken the examination and has been directed by Hendricks County Sheriff personnel to complete an application.

Decatur County Sheriff’s Department

The Decatur County Sheriff’s Department is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by date of appointment, possess a high school diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license, and be a United States citizen. Additionally, applicants must possess a good driving record and have no felony convictions. Applicants shall be subject to written and physical ability testing along with a thorough background check to include personal character. Decatur County is a drug-free workplace and applicants shall be subject to a drug testing upon offer of employment. Decatur County is an equal opportunity employer. 

Applications are available at the Sheriff’s Department; 315 S. Ireland Street, Greensburg, IN.  Applications must be submitted with all required documentation no later than June 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm.  Applications may be requested and returned via e-mail. Please send a written request to awilson@decaturcounty.in.gov.  Applications can also be faxed with a written request.

Beech Grove Police Department

The Beech Grove Police Department is pleased to announce the beginning selection process for Probationary Police Officer positions. The Beech Grove Police Department will be accepting applications until June 14, 2018. Applications can be picked up from the Beech Grove Police Department, located at 340 East Churchman Ave, Beech Grove, IN, 46107.

Applications may also be found online at www.beechgrove.com. The application and hiring process is a competitive process that includes the physical agility test using ILEA exit standards, a written examination, oral interview, background check, and psychological examination. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. Incomplete applications will also not be accepted.

Muncie Police Department

The Muncie Police Department is currently accepting applications for full time Law Enforcement Officers. The application and hiring process is a competitive process that includes the physical agility test using ILEA exit standards, a written examination, Merit Commission interview, background check, and psychological examination.

Applications for this position can be picked up at the Muncie City Hall located at 300 N High St. Muncie, IN 47305, or are available for download at www.munciepolice.org. Submission deadline for applications is Friday, June 29, 2018 at 4:00PM EST. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Marion General Hospital

Marion General Hospital is hiring for four (4) Hospital Police Officer I. These officers will be responsible to operate comprehensive safety plans, processes, and equipment to include, but not limited to:  physical security of corporate structures (on and off campus); facilitate staff, patient and visitor safety and security; respond to all emergency dispatches and security systems; fire extinguisher management; assist with bioterrorism/patient decontamination response; and provide hazmat spill response and clean-up coordination.

Officers also assumes duties for Central Monitoring staff to include:  EMS/Police Dispatch, Emergency Medical Dispatching for the Hospital and all of Grant County, physician answering service management, Hospital communication, and emergency communication.  Operates and maintains patient valuable program and comprehensive lost and found program.  Management of the infant/child anti-abduction system (HUGS System).  Member of MGH Hazmat Team.

Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent, have successfully completion of Tier-I Basic Training or Tier-II Basic Training through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), have a permit, issued by the state of Indiana, to carry a handgun or handgun carrying powers through Law Enforcement Certification, and must be able to successfully complete an Ergometrics Test and Physiological Evaluation.

For a more detailed description of the position and requirements, please visit www.mgh.com and click on “Careers” to apply for position numbers: 1735, 1736, 1373, or 1738.

South Whitley Police Department

The South Whitley Police Department, 118 East Front Street P.O. Box 372 South Whitley, IN 46787, is accepting applications for the position of School Resource Officer.   This is a full-time position.  Applications can be picked up in person at the South Whitley Police Department, 118 East Front Street South Whitley, IN 46787 or email Town Marshal Mikel VanDevender: mvandevender@southwhitley.org.

For more information contact Town Marshal Mikel VanDevender by telephone at 260-723-6871 or email: mvandevender@southwhitley.org    Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Mishawaka Police Department

The Mishawaka Police Department is continuously accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer.  The next written and agility tests will be held in May on a Saturday.  Submit your application ASAP and you will be notified on the testing date, time, and location.  Applicants must be at least 21 yoa, possess a high school diploma/GED, and a valid driver’s license.   The current salary for a First Class Patrol Officer is $56,727.  Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance plans are available.

More information regarding the Mishawaka Police Department is located on the MPD Recruiting website http://mishawaka.in.gov/police/recruiting with a link to the application.  For further questions, please contact Lt. Jen Wilson at 574-208-5550, jwilson@mishawaka.in.gov or Human Resources at 574-258-1615.  Application submission deadline is December 31, 2018.

Elkhart Police Department

The Elkhart Police Department is currently taking applications for Full-time Police Officers.  Because the police department normally has more applicants than there are positions available, a competitive application process has been established.

The position of police officer will be offered to the best candidate(s) who are successful in the following testing areas: a written exam, interviews, and a physical agility assessment.  Starting pay for a 4th class recruit is $53,001.00.  Lateral transfers are also accepted and will start at a higher rate depending on years of prior service.  In addition to the base pay the Elkhart Police Department offers shift incentives, longevity pay, continuing education pay, uniform allowance and a take home car.  

For more information contact the Services Division of the Elkhart Police Department at 574-295-7070 or at www.elkhartpolice.org.  Submission deadline for applications is December 31, 2018.