Sheriff’s office is seeking applicants for deputy positions


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The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of merit (patrol) deputy. The current hiring eligibility list expires this month, and the office will begin another process to create a new list. Applicants who successfully complete and pass the various stages of the process will be ranked on the new list to fill any future vacancies that arise within the Merit Division of the sheriff’s office.

The hiring process will include the following stages: application phase, physical agility testing, written examination, computerized voice stress analysis examination, background investigation, Merit Division interview panel, merit commission interview, and psychological examination.

Applications are online at the sheriff’s office website:, or pick one up at the front desk of the sheriff’s office at the La Porte County Complex. The deadline for submitting an application is Tuesday, July 20, at 6 a.m. Individuals who apply and meet the required standards will be notified by letter with further instructions. The starting salary for a deputy is $48,804.

Completed applications may be dropped off at the front desk of the sheriff’s office, sent via standard mail, or sent as a scanned attachment via email. Applications will not be accepted via fax. All completed applications being sent via standard mail should be sent to the following:

La Porte County Sheriff’s Office

Attn:  Captain Derek J. Allen

809 State St.

La Porte, Ind. 46350

All emailed applications should be sent to

Any questions should be directed to Captain Allen at 219-326-7700, ext. 2283, or at the previously listed email address.

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