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Applicants Sought for Patrol Officer

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


Applicants who successfully complete and pass the various stages of the process will immediately fill upcoming vacancies within the patrol division.


According to the police, the hiring process will include the following stages:  application phase, physical agility testing, written examination, computerized voice stress analysis examination, background investigation, interviews, and a psychological examination.


Applicants who have successfully passed a certified law enforcement academy will be “fast-tracked” through an abbreviated hiring process, police said.  


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 applying is Monday, August 22nd at 2:00 PM (CST). Individuals who apply and meet the required standards will be notified by letter with further instructions. 


The starting salary for a patrol officer is $51,792, police said.


Completed applications can be dropped off at the front desk of the Sheriff’s Office, sent via standard mail, or as a scanned attachment via email. 


Applications will not be accepted via facsimile. Completed applications can also be mailed to the following:


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


All completed applications can also be sent to dallen@lcso.in.gov. Any questions should be directed to Captain Allen at 219-326-7700, ext. 2283, or the previously listed email address.    

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