LaPorte Police Department seeks new officers

Press release from LaPorte Police  

The LaPorte Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Merit Police Officer. Because the police department normally has more applicants than there are positions available, a competitive application process has been established. The position of merit 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.

Eligible applicants must be between the ages of 21-35 at the time of appointment, with a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency. Applicants must have no felony or domestic violence convictions and be able to pass a criminal background.

LaPorte Police Department offers competitive wages with longevity pay increases and health insurance to include free access to a local medical clinic. All merit officers start with 14 days of vacation, 3 personal days, several holiday days, along with paid sick time. The LaPorte Police Department also has a take-home car program and use of the vehicle is allowed within LaPorte County. Starting salary is $42,128, increasing to $44,278 after completing the one-year probationary period, with room for advancement with rank and in different specialties. Law Enforcement Academy graduates are encouraged to apply.

The City of LaPorte is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications may be picked up at the LaPorte Police Department at 1206 Michigan Ave., or visit to apply online.

For more information, call the department at (219) 362-9446.

One Response to “LaPorte Police Department seeks new officers”

  1. Ryan Barnes

    Jan 09. 2018

    I have applied about a month ago. We’ll see if I get a call

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