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 or call Tim @ (317) 837-3271.

Indiana State Police Capitol Police Section

The Indiana State Police Capitol Police Section is now accepting applications. Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as a Capitol Police Officer may apply online at This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police Department.

Applications must be received via online submission by 11:59 pm (EDT) on Sunday, February 18, 2018.  Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. Any questions please contact Sergeant Roosevelt Williams at or 317-296-0771.

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Police Department

The Pokagon Band Police Department is seeking applicants for a full-time position of Tribal Police Officer. Servicing the areas of South Bend, Indiana; Dowagiac, Michigan; New Buffalo, Michigan; and Hartford, Michigan. Please apply online at  Applications for this position will be accepted until February 5, 2018 at midnight.

The Pokagon Band Tribe offers employees a defined benefit pension plan; Medical, Dental, and Optical insurance coverage; short term disability, life insurance coverage at very low cost to the employee. As well as a generous paid time off package and 13 paid holidays.

For more information, please contact Ruth Froberg, Recruiting and Onboarding Specialist at 269-462-4337 or

Rensselaer Police Department

The Rensselaer Police Department is accepting applications for Police Officer
Benefits and Salary include:

  • Yearly Health Savings Account contributions
  • City pays $110 per month towards Dental, Vision, Aflac and other insurance plans.
  • Health insurance coverage for an individual is offered at $1 per year.  Coverage for spouse, children and family is a higher rate.
  • 12 hour shifts with 3 day weekends every other weekend (subject to manpower availability).
  • 3rd class Patrolman starting annual pay $45,680.96.
  • 2nd class Patrolman (Academy graduate and field training completion) annual pay $48,617.66.
  • $1200 yearly clothing allowance after 1st year.
  • 3, 6, 10, 15 and 20 year longevity pay increases.
  • Take home squad cars (restrictions apply).
  • 2 weeks vacations after one year, up to 5 weeks at 25 years.
  • 13 holidays, 8 sick days and 4 personal days a year.
  • Overtime opportunities, including OWI patrols and Operation Pullover.
  • New officers must be younger than 36 years old at the time of appointment.
  • New Police Station coming in 2018!

Applications can be downloaded at and must be received by the police department by the close of business on Friday, February 16, 2018.  They can either be delivered to the Police Department at 122 S. Van Rensselaer Street or mailed to PO Box 280 Rensselaer, In 47978

Gibson County Sheriff’s Office

The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for Full-time Merit Deputy. The application and hiring process is a competitive process that includes the written application, physical agility testing at ILEA exit standards, a written general knowledge test, a Merit Board interview, a Sheriff interview, drug test, medical examination, and psychological testing.

Information on the minimum requirements and applications can be picked up at the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office at 112 E. Emerson St, Princeton, IN 47670, or are available for download here:  Merit Deputy Application   Submission deadline for hard copies of applications is Friday, February 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.  Additional questions can be directed to Captain Deborah Borchelt at

DePauw University

DePauw University is currently seeking to fill the position of Public Safety Officer.  This position if full-time with excellent benefits, vacation and sick time. Benefits begin on first day of employment. High School Diploma or GED required. Must have completed the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy training or an equivalent training program accepted by the ILETB, or be willing to complete the ILETB certification process within one year of date of hire.

For more information and to apply, please visit the DePauw University Career page.  Closing date for this position is January 31, 2018.

Tipton County Sheriff’s Office

The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office is accepting application for the position of Deputy Sheriff.  Beginning salary is $40,000, with vacation, healthcare/HSA, pension plan, longevity, assigned take home vehicle.  Interested persons may download the online application under “Community Links”, job openings at or pick them up at the Sheriff's Office.

Applications must be returned in a sealed envelope to the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office 121 West Madison St., Tipton, IN. 46072  Attention: Captain Henderson by Friday, February 2, 2018  at 4:00p.m.  Any questions can be directed to:  Capt. Korey D. Henderson 765-675-7004 ext. 227 or

Owen County Sheriff’s Department

The Owen County Sheriff’s Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Merit Deputy. The position is full-time with a starting pay of $16.64 hourly. Applicants must have a high school diploma (or equivalent), be able to pass ILEA fitness standards exit assessment, pass a written examination, pass oral interviews and drug screening, and have no felony or violent criminal convictions. Additionally, applicants must reside in Owen County within 1 year of employment.

Applications can be picked up at the Owen County Sheriff’s Department, Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm, and must be submitted by January 31st, 2018 at 4:00pm. Applicants who have submitted proper completed applications will be notified of dates and times for further testing. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please direct any questions to Lt. Clint Wampler by email at, or Chief Deputy Matt Miller at

Fortville Police Department

The Fortville Police Department will be accepting applications through February 16th, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.  Since the Fortville Police Department receives more applications than positions available, this will be a competitive process and the department will retain the current list for the next year for any future vacancies.

The process includes a physical test, written test, interviews, in depth background investigation, polygraph, medical and psychological screening.   All participants must be at least 21 years of age and under the age of 36 by the time of appointment.  Applications can be picked up from the Fortville Police Department located at 714 East Broadway Street or can be downloaded from under the police department link.

Lebanon Police Department

The Lebanon Police Department is now accepting applications for a Full-time Patrol Officers.  Applications may be picked up at the Lebanon Police Station, 201 E. Main St. Lebanon, IN 46052, anytime between Monday – Friday, 0800-1600.  All applications must be received by 1600, Friday, February 2, 2018.  For any questions, please contact Ruthie Armas, at 765-482-8836.

South Bend Police Department

The South Bend Police Department is currently taking applications for Full-time Patrol Officers.  Starting pay for a SBPD Recruit is $47,153.00.  Once the recruit completes ILEA he/she will then be sworn in as a Patrolman 2nd Class and the pay will be $52,020.00.  After one year of service at a patrolman 2nd class  the officer will promoted to a Patrolman 1st class and the pay will be $57,998.00.

In addition to the base pay the SBPD offers shift incentives ( afternoons $2,500.00 and midnights $3,500.00 a year), education/ military incentive, uniform allowance, take home cars, sick buyback program, residency incentive and longevity pay.  Lateral transfers are also encouraged to apply. For more information please contact the SBPD Training Division at 574-235-9224 or visit our website to apply at .

Boone County Sheriff’s Office

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for Merit Deputy, Corrections Officer and Communications Officer.  Applications are available by going to , and filling out our Pre-Application.

Submission deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 24th, 2018  at close of business.

Lawrence Police Department

City of Lawrence Police Department is now hiring Full-time Law Enforcement Officers.  If you would like to apply and meet the minimum requirements you must submit an online interest form no later than January 31st, 2018.

Minimum Requirements to apply: U.S. Citizen; Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application or appointed before your 36th birthday; valid driver’s license; and no felony convictions (IC 35-47-1-7) .

For more information visit: or contact Captain Erika Schneider 317-542-4535.

Munster Police Department

The Munster Police Department is initiating an Emergency Hire Process to fill current vacancies. Lateral transfers, up to and including 1st Class Officers, are available. Qualified candidates must be certified graduates from a state-accredited police academy, or currently enrolled. Applicants cannot be hired once they reach their 36th birthday unless they are currently approved and enrolled in Indiana PERF.

Any qualified officer interested may pick up an application packet at the Munster Police Department. Applications are available Mondays and Tuesdays, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesdays thru Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deadline for applications is 4 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018.

Any questions, please contact Nancy Nadratowski, Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police, at 219-836-6654.

New Whiteland Police Department

The New Whiteland Police Department is accepting applications for a Full-time Deputy Marshal.   The office is open from 8-12 and 1 – 5 Monday thru Friday (except for January 15th).  The application is also available to download on our website The deadline for pick up will be 5 p.m., January 26, 2018. Applications are due back no later than February 7, 2018 by 5 p.m.

A written exam, physical agility assessment and an interview will be a portion of the hiring process to qualified applicants.  Applicant must be 21 years of age, United States Citizen, hold a valid Indiana Drivers License, High School diploma, be drug free and have no Felony or Class A Misdemeanor convictions. ILEA certified candidates preferred, but not required.

Applications are located at the New Whiteland Police Department, 540 Tracy Road, Suite B, New Whiteland, Indiana, 46184. Office telephone: (317) 535-5858.

Crawfordsville Police Department

The Crawfordsville Police Department  will be accepting applications for a Full-time Police Officer. Applications may be picked up at the Crawfordsville Police Department, 311 N. Green St. Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or downloaded from the department website at by January 26, 2018.

Applications must be returned to the department  by February 1, 2018 at 3:00pm. For further information please contact Administrative Assistant Sue Ann Anderson at 765-362-3762 ext. 226.

Adams County Sheriff’s Office

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for Full-time Deputy until February 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm.  Deputies receive a gross base biweekly pay of $1,450 to $1,600 with longevity.  Deputies also receive healthcare, dental, disability, pension plan, 457b, assigned take home vehicle as well as a uniform allowance. 
For an application, you can stop at the Adams County Sheriff’s Office at 911 West Peacekeepers Way, Decatur, IN 46733 during normal business, contact Chief Deputy Beer at 260-724-5519 or by email at

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  Submission deadline for applications is December 31, 2018.

Zionsville Police Department

The Zionsville Police Department has an immediate opening for a Lateral Transfer to the position of Patrolman. To be eligible for this program, the applicant must not be removed from the previous law enforcement position for more than one year at the time of the accepted application. Employment previously held may include any local, county, state, and/or school police that enforces state law and has arrest powers. Applicants will also be required to have current certification through ILEA, or must be a successful applicant to the ILEA WAIVER REQUIREMENT process.

Lateral transfers will be compensated with benefits commensurate to their experience. For more information, visit Interested applicants should go to for a printable application. Applications can also be picked up in person at Zionsville Police Department.  Applications will close February 2, 2018. Additional questions can be directed to Lieutenant Drake Sterling at

Montpelier City Police Department

The Montpelier City Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position(s) of Part-time Special Police Officers to create a potential hiring pool for the year 2018. Qualified applicants must have successfully completed the ILEA Tier 1 Basic course and currently be in good standing. Applicants currently employed as sworn law enforcement officers with a department and/or applicants who have separated from a department as sworn law enforcement officer in good standing for not more than 6 months will be exempt from performing physical agility.

Rate of pay beginning January 1, 2018 will be $19.67/hr. Additional benefits offered include shift differentials and clothing allowance. Applications may be obtained at and returned to Montpelier City Hall, 300 W. Huntington Street, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm through January 31, 2018. Contact Police Chief Chris Snyder @ 765-728-6504 or with any questions.

Lafayette Police Department

In 2018 the Lafayette Police Department is adding 6 new positions to our overall manpower.  As a progressive department of 148 officers we offer numerous opportunities as well as outstanding pay and benefits.  In 2018, 1st Class Police Officers will earn $62,100 annually.

The Lafayette Police Department will schedule police officer applicants for the written test on one of two test dates occurring in early 2018. Current LEO’s, minorities and females are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 25, 2018.

Please visit for more information about the LPD.  Review and complete our online application.  Submit the application by mail or hand deliver the application to:  Lt. Scott McCoy, Lafayette Police Department Administrative Services, 20 North 6th Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901.

Hendricks County Government

Is now accepting applications for the position of Work Release Officer. Incumbent is responsible for supervision of offenders in a work release environment utilizing prescribed policies and procedures, ensures a secure, safe and humane environment for incarcerated persons.

Applications are available at  Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018.  For more information contact: Erin Hughes, Human Resources Department - 317-718-6120 or

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office is hiring for the position of Deputy Sheriff.  Applicants must be at least 21 yoa, possess a high school diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license & live within Bartholomew or any surrounding county within 1 year of employment.  A written and physical agility test will be administered on February 10th, 2018.  Starting Salary $45,170 – $49,170 plus Shift Differential and Longevity.  Take Home Car / Heath Insurance Benefits / Sheriff’s Pension. Incentive Pay for Military and Special Assignments.

To apply, visit and complete an online application card.  Application cards must be submitted by February 8th, 2018.  All further correspondence will be sent out via email.  Inquiries should be directed to Captain Brandon Slate at

Carmel Police Department

The Carmel Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  Those interested should CLICK HERE to view minimum qualifications and complete the online application.

The online application must be completed by February 11th, 2018.  Any questions or concerns can be addressed to Lt. Joe Bickel at or 317-571-2526.

Indiana State Police

The Indiana State Police is now accepting applications for the 78th Recruit Academy.  Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at  This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police.

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm (EST) on Sunday, February 25, 2018.  Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for the 78th Recruit Academy. For any questions please contact Sergeant Roosevelt Williams at or 317-296-0771.