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Sheriff Seeks Applicants for Patrol Officer

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


Applicants who complete and pass the various process stages will immediately fill upcoming vacancies within the Merit Division. 


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 assessment. 


Applicants who have successfully passed a certified law enforcement academy will be “fast-tracked” through an abbreviated hiring process., according to Capt. Derek Allen.  


Applications can be found at www.laportecountysheriff.com or by picking them up at the front desk of the Sheriff’s Office. The deadline for applying is May 23rd at 6:00 AM., police said. Individuals who apply and meet the required standards will be notified by letter with further instructions. 


The starting salary for a Merit Deputy is $51,792. 


All completed applications being sent via email shall be sent to the following:  dallen@lcso.in.gov. Any questions should be directed to Capt. Allen at 219-326-7700, ext. 2283 or at the previously listed email address.    

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