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Sheriff Accepting Patrol Officer Applications

(La Porte County, IN) - The La Porte County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of patrol officer.


According to the LCSO, the current hiring eligibility list has been exhausted. Applicants who successfully complete and pass the various stages of the process will be ranked on a list to fill any future vacancies that may arise.


The hiring process will include the application phase, physical agility testing, written examination, computerized voice stress analysis examination, background investigation, and psychological examination.    


Applications can be found online by accessing www.laportecountysheriff.com or by picking them up at the front desk of the Sheriff's Office.  


The deadline for submitting an application is February 11 at 6:00 AM. Individuals who apply and meet the required standards will be notified by letter with further instructions. 


Police said the starting salary is $51,792.   Following one year of service, the salary increases to $52,792. 


According to the sheriff's office, people with current or prior law enforcement experience are strongly encouraged to apply as the LCSO offers a variety of specialty divisions, incentives and benefits packages, and a solid pension plan.     


Completed applications can be dropped off at the front desk of the Sheriff's Office, sent by traditional mail, or scanned as an attachment and sent via email. All completed applications being sent via standard mail shall be sent to the following:


La Porte County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Captain Derek J. Allen
809 State Street
La Porte, Indiana 46350


Applications by e-mail can be sent to dallen@lcso.in.gov. 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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