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.

Purdue University Police Department

Purdue University has an opening for a Police Captain.  We are looking for a strong leader with progressive, sworn police department experience.  The person selected for this position will lead, supervise, direct and mentor staff members of assigned division; maintain a working knowledge and proficiency of all Police operations; maintain a working knowledge of federal and state laws, and university and departmental rules and regulations; be responsible for maintaining and evaluating current departmental General Orders; identify the need for and develop policies and procedures for the coordination of departmental programs; promote and participate in the departmental Community Policing philosophy; provide support to the Environmental Health and Public Safety (EHPS) Group with regard to emergency planning and response, including special projects, as requested by the Chief of Police; serve in community outreach role on behalf of PUPD and EHPS; coordinate requests for police services, educational programming;  comply with all local State and Federal mandated reporting; and value diversity by working effectively with people from different viewpoints and backgrounds.

Applications accepted until October 31, 2017.  For a full description and to apply, please visit and reference posting number 1701835.

Pokagon Band Police Department

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Police Department in Dowagiac, Michigan/South Bend, Indiana is seeking applicants for a full-time position of Tribal Police Sergeant. Please apply online at Application deadline is November 3, 2017.

The Pokagon Band Tribe offers employees a defined pension plan, Medical, Dental, 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

LaPorte Police Department

The LaPorte Police Department is currently 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 back ground. 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 sick time. The LaPorte Police Department also has a take home car program and use of the vehicle is allowed with in LaPorte County.   Starting salary is $41,259, increasing to $43,409 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.

Applications may be picked up at the LaPorte Police Department at 1206 Michigan Ave. LaPorte, IN. 46350. Any question contact the LaPorte Police at (219) 362-9446.

Michigan City Police Department

The Michigan City Police Department is currently accepting applications for Full-Time Police Officer employment.  MCPD will host both a written and a physical test on Saturday November 18, 2017.  Please visit  for more information and to obtain an application.

The deadline for applications to attend the testing on November 18th will be Friday, November 10, 2017.  If you have any questions please contact Sgt. Chris Yagelski at

Peru Police Department

The Peru Police Department will be conducting a hiring process on November 18, 2017 at 9:00 am at the Peru Fire Department (85 West Canal Street, Peru). The Peru Police Department is looking for eligible candidates who are between the ages of 21-35, have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED, have no felony or domestic violence convictions & possess a valid driver's license.

Applications can be picked up at the Peru Police Department. Applications can be sent or hand delivered to 35 S. Broadway, Peru, Indiana 46970 Attn.Sgt. Samantha Raber. Applications must be turned in by Noon on November 16, 2017. Applications will not be accepted the day of testing or via email.

Applicants will perform a fitness test on November 18th. All applicants must sign a wavier of liability prior to taking the fitness test. Those who pass the fitness test will be eligible to take the written test following the fitness test.  Any questions can be directed to Sgt. Raber at

St. John Police Department

The St. John, Indiana Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  Applications will be available at the St. John Clerk-Treasurers Office, 10095 W. 93rd Avenue, St. John, Indiana 46373, starting: October  16, 2017 thru November 10, 2017, Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm and the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9:00am – 1:00pm.  There is a fee of $30.00 (cash only) per application packet.

The Physical Assessment Certification will be performed by the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. The fee for the Physical Assessment Certification is $25.00 and provides a certification certificate that is good for six (6) months for any agency application requiring this certification.

Completed applications must be returned to the St. John Police Department, located at 11033 W. 93rd Avenue, St. John, Indiana by no later than 4:00 P.M. on Friday, December 22, 2017.

Avon Police Department

The Avon Police Department is currently accepting pre-applications for the position of a sworn Police Officer with the Town of Avon. The pre-application process takes less than a minute to complete. Applicants may enroll at the Town of Avon website located at  Starting salary is $48,006.40 and $53,040.00 for First Class Officer.

More information about the scheduled testing dates and testing criteria are available at Pre-applications must be submitted online by November 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Testing is set to begin on November 18, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. with the physical agility test in the morning and the written examination in the afternoon. Physical agility testing and the written exam will be conducted at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield on this date.

Decatur Police Department

The Decatur Police Department (DPD) is hiring a fulltime Police Officer. Application packets will be available October 2 - 27, 2017, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the DPD located at 112 S. 7th Street, Decatur, Indiana or online at  Applications can also be requested by emailing All packets are due no later than October 31, 2017 at 4 p.m. No emailed applications will be accepted.

Lateral and non-experience applications will be accepted.  Benefits include: Starting salary is $42,504.00; after first year $43,504.00, Paid vacation and holidays, Medical.

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  For more details and to apply online go to: Applications due by November 17, 2017.

Huntington City Police Department

The Huntington City Police Department is accepting resumes for the position of Police Officer.  Resumes must be submitted by Friday, October 27, 2017 12:00 P.M.  Physical agility and written test will take place on November 5th, 2017.  Complete details will be mailed to applicants.  Starting pay of $44,000, Shift Pay, Clothing Allowance, Take Home Car Program, PERF Retirement and 457 Match. Resumes can be submitted to H.R. Director Ronda Smelser at or 300 Cherry St. Huntington, IN 46750.  For info go to or visit our Facebook Page!

Columbus Police Department

The City of Columbus is seeking motivated individuals interested in a career in law enforcement as a full-time Police Officer. We provide an exciting career opportunity and excellent benefits. Go to: for further information.

Accepting applications until October 27, 2017. Applications are available at: City Hall Personnel Department, 123 Washington St., Columbus, IN 47201 or download an application at

Warsaw Police Department

The City of Warsaw, Indiana is accepting applications for three Full-Time Police Officers to perform a wide variety of patrol and public assistance duties according to established departmental policies and standard police procedures.  Candidates must be at least 21 years old.  Active ILEA Officers may be eligible for lateral / longevity wage benefits.  Starting salary for a 1st year patrolman is $47,529.  Application and Posting available at Warsaw City Hall, 102 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw Indiana and also on the Warsaw City webpage,

Applications must be delivered or mailed to Warsaw City Hall by October 31,2017.  For questions contact Deputy Chief Sherwin at 574-372-9515.

Avon Police Department

The Avon Police Department is now accepting online pre-applications for Full-Time Police Officers. Starting salary is $48,006.40 (year 1) and $53,040.00 for First Class Officer (year 2). Testing will begin on November 18, 2017 at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy with the physical agility test and written exam on the same day.

The pre-application deadline is November 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. For detailed information about the benefit package and to enroll in this process, please submit your online pre-application HERE.

Grant County Sheriff’s Office

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Merit Deputy eligibility list until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017.  Applications must be picked up and returned to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, 214 E. 4th St., Marion IN.  Applicant must have valid driver’s license at time of application.  A physical agility test, written tests and an extensive background check will be required.

For additional information, please contact Capt. Ed Beaty at 765-662-9836, ext. 2144 or at

Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department

The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department is currently accepting applications for 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) $42,982 - Merit Deputy Salary $47,757.

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: 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 October 27, 2017 in order to be considered for this particular job posting.

No applications will be accepted until the applicant has taken the examination and has been directed by Hendricks County sheriff personnel to complete an application.

Kendallville Police Department

The Kendallville Police Department is announcing the recruiting process to fill current openings for Patrol Officer. Applications can be obtained at the Kendallville Police Department Communications Center located at 234 S. Main Street, in Kendallville. Applications are also available online @ Applications may be returned in person or via U.S. Mail only. Applications must be postmarked or received at the Department no later than October 25, 2017.

Information regarding pay and benefits is also available at the Department website. Additional consideration will be given to applicants currently certified in the State of Indiana or certified in another state and able to qualify for the Indiana certification waiver.

Clay County Sheriff’s Office

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Reserve Deputy Sheriff. The Reserve Division is a group of unpaid volunteers empowered to assist full-time Sheriff’s Office staff with upholding the law and preserving peace.

Road Qualified Reserves perform patrol duties similar to Merit Deputies in addition to special details such as court services, charity events, festivals, inmate security, and other assignments. Reserves are expected to work a minimum of 16 hours each month, mostly supplementing the Patrol Division, in addition to regular training.

For additional information and applications contact Deputy Michael Roberts at Deadline for applications is October 31,2017.

Logansport Police Department

The Logansport Police Department is now accepting applications for Patrol Officers. There are currently (3) openings on the department for patrol officers. If interested, individuals should pick up an application at the Logansport P.D. Records Division, located on the 2nd floor of the city building, 601 E. Broadway Logansport, Indiana. The applications should be returned by October 27, 2017 with the first testing date set for Saturday, October 28, 2017.

In order to be eligible to apply for appointment to the Logansport Police Department, an applicant must meet all requirements, including successful completion of the physical assessment upon the offer of employment and assignment to the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Any questions, please contact Lt. A.J. Rozzi at 574-753-4101 ext 209, or email .

Whitestown Metropolitan Police Department

The Whitestown Metropolitan Police Department is currently accepting Pre-Screen Applications.

All WMPD officers are hired as Public Safety Officers and are cross trained in both Law Enforcement and basic EMS / FIRE skills.  We are the fastest growing community in the State of Indiana and have continually been placed on top listings for places to live. 

Pre-Screen Application deadline is November 1, 2017.  For more information or to apply, go to:

Bloomington Police Department

The Bloomington Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Probationary Police Officer. All applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Late, incomplete or applications with illegible e-mail addresses will not be considered. All notifications related to this hiring process will be conducted via e-mail so applicants must maintain an active e-mail account. Applications should be submitted to: Bloomington Police Department, Attn: Captain Steve Kellams, 220 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN  47401.

All testing and approvals must be completed by February 1st, 2018 with anticipated hiring date of February 12th, 2018. Applications, requirements for consideration, testing procedures, and current salary and benefit information may be found under the “Police Employment” tab at: Other inquiries should be directed to:

Rockport Police Department

The Rockport Police Department is currently taking applications for a Full-Time Police Officer to create a potential hiring pool for this year. Applicant must be a US citizen and a resident of the state of Indiana at date of hire.  Applicants must have a valid Indiana driver’s license, be at least 21 years of age when appointed, and must be a high school graduate or equivalent. You can pick up an application at the Rockport Police Department or print an application online at and email to Probationary officer pay starts out at $1,273.45 bi-weekly. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.
The Rockport Police Department is also taking applications for Reserve Police Officer. Applicant must be a US citizen and a resident of the state of Indiana. Applicant must have a valid Indiana driver’s license, be at least 21 years of age when appointed, and must be a high school graduate or equivalent. You can pick up an application at the Rockport Police Department or print an application online at and email to Application deadline is December 31, 2017.

South Bend Police Department

The South Bend Police Department is currently taking applications for Patrol Officers.  Starting pay for a SBPD Recruit is $46,229.00.  Once the recruit completes ILEA he/she will then be sworn in as a Patrolman 2nd Class and the pay will be $51,000.00.  After one year of service at a patrolman 2nd class  the officer will promoted to a Patrolman 1st class and the pay will be $56,861.00. 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 and longevity pay. 

For more information please contact the SBPD Training Division at or 574-235-9224.  Expires on Dec. 31, 2017.