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 about getting a job posted, email - or call Tim @ (317) 837-3271.

Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation

The  Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation is seek qualified applicants for the position of  Director of School Safety & Security. The purpose and mission of the Director of School Safety & Security is to lead the planning, development, organization, management, direction, and implementation of all aspects of services that support students in the Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation. Primary responsibilities include school safety and security, and child welfare. The Director of School Safety & Security supports building leaders and teachers in providing all students a supportive environment that is responsive to the needs of each student.

Salary Range:  $60,000-$70,000.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field
  • Graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy or meet the state requirements
  • Eight or more years of law enforcement experience preferred
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must have completed or willing to complete a Basic School Resource Officer class the first year; and an Advance and Supervisor School Resource Officer class as appropriate (these classes must be accredited by the National Association of School Resource Officers or other nationally recognized SRO training program).

For more information contact: HR Coordinator, Emily Pickhardt - 317-535-7579 x3193.  Closing date is January 7, 2019.

Mishawaka Police Department

The Mishawaka Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer.  Submit your application and you will be notified on the next testing date, time, and location when it is established.  Applicants must be at least 21 yoa, possess a high school diploma/GED, and a valid driver’s license.   The 2019 salary for a First Class Patrol Officer is $58,078.  In addition to the salary, the Mishawaka Police Department provides uniform and equipment allowances (after first year), take-home car program, shift differential pay, and overtime opportunities.  Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance plans are also available.

More information regarding the Mishawaka Police Department is located on the MPD Recruiting website with a link to the application.  For further questions, please contact Lt. Jen Wilson at 574-208-5550 or Expires on December 31, 2019.

Elwood Police Department

The Elwood Police Department is currently accepting applications for Full-Time Patrol Officer positions.  Completed applications and a resume must be turned into the Police Department by Friday, December 21, 2018.  EPD will be conducting a hiring process in the beginning of 2019.  Applications may be downloaded from our department Facebook page or picked up at the Police Department.  You may e-mail Captain Kyle Comer with any questions regarding the process at

Columbia City Police Department

The Columbia City Police Department is currently accepting applications to fill 2-3 positions for Full-Time Police Officer.

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and not older than 36 years of age.
  • Applicants must also possess a High School Diploma or equivalent, a valid Indiana Driver's License, must pass a criminal background check, and pass a physical agility test and written test.
  • Application packets may be picked up at the Columbia City Police Communications Department, 112 S. Chauncey St, or obtained on the department website Applications and Forms page at
  • Applications may be dropped off or mailed in to the Columbia City Police Department 112 S. Chauncey St. Columbia City, IN 46725

Deadline for application submission is 3:00 pm on December 26, 2018.  Any questions should be directed to Administrative Assistant Gina Conroy at

Boone County Sheriff’s Office

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting pre-applications for Corrections Officer and Courthouse Deputy.  Please fill out the pre-application at the following link:  Both hiring processes close on December 12, 2018 @ 9:00am.  If you are wanting to apply for both positions you will need to fill out a pre-application for each process.

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, January 12, 2019
Please visit  for more information and to obtain an application.

The deadline for applications to attend the testing on January 12th will be Tuesday, January 8, 2019.  If you have any questions please contact Sgt. Chris Yagelski at

Metropolitan School District of Washington Township

The Metropolitan School District of Washington Township is looking for a positive and dedicated individual to join our successful school safety team as part of the MSDWT School Police Department as a School Resource Officer.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to develop relationships and rapport with students and school staff.  The School Resource Officer works with district and school leadership to help provide a safe and secure learning environment for our students.  The SRO also serves as a law enforcement liaison between the schools and local law enforcement.

Salary is dependent upon qualifications; the position is year-round (260 days) with two weeks paid vacation along with a variety of other paid leave.  The MSDWT has attractive and competitive benefits, including health insurance and 401K Deferred Compensation Plan, along with eligibility to earn a second pension under the Public Employees Retirement Fund (PERF).

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and application with references to .    A full job description can be found at
This posting will be valid until filled.

Indiana State Police

The Indiana State Police is now accepting applications for the 79th 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 10, 2019.  Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for the 79th Recruit Academy.

Basic Eligibility Requirements and consideration factors for an Indiana State Trooper:

  1. Must be a United States citizen.
  2. Must be at least 21 and less than 40 years of age when appointed as a police employee.     (Appointment date is December 19, 2019)
  3. Must meet a minimum vision standard (corrected or uncorrected) of 20/50 acuity in each eye and 20/50 distant binocular acuity in both eyes.
  4. Must possess a valid driver's license to operate an automobile.
  5. Must be willing, if appointed, to reside and serve anywhere within the State of Indiana as designated by the Superintendent.
  6. Must be a high school graduate as evidenced by a diploma or general equivalency diploma GED).

Please contact Sgt. Roosevelt Williams with any questions at or 317-296-0771.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) is hiring for our Lateral Candidacy program. Laterals will join some of the finest men and women in law enforcement, in a department that is a leader in community policing and targeted crime reduction efforts. The opportunity to serve the citizens of one of the greatest cities in the country comes with great pay and benefits. 
An applicant must:

  • Be an Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) Tier I Certified Officer;
  • Be 21 years old and have not reached their 36th birthday by the date of appointment; if over the age of 36 years, you must be an active member of the 1977 PERF or 4 years of active military service and not over 40 years of age;
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate;
  • Be a US Citizen;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Have no felony convictions or misdemeanor domestic violence convictions;
  • Pass a mandatory drug screening;
  • Be a resident of Marion County, Indiana or one of the seven adjoining counties at the time of appointment and
  • Be Honorably Discharged if prior military.


  • Two years prior experience as a Tier I Certified Officer - $47,651
  • Three or more years prior experience as a Tier I Certified Officer - $68,764

Other Benefits:

  • In-county take home car
  • College incentive pay, up to a maximum of $1,250
  • Overtime pay (as available)
  • Vacation leave
  • Sick leave at 90 calendar days annually
  • Insurance (health, life, dental)
  • Pension plan (PERF–1977)

There is no better way to make a difference in your community – apply to be an Indianapolis police officer today. Visit to learn more and complete an application.

Our recruiting team is here to answer your questions and guide you through the application process. Call Officer Melony Moore at 317-327-IMPD (4673) or Officer Brycen Garner at 317-327-5821 for more information.

Do not delay, applications close on March 18, 2019.

Chesterfield Police Department

The Town of Chesterfield/Police Department is currently taking applications through December 7, 2018 for a Full-time Patrolman and Reserve Officer positions.  Applications are available for pick up at the Chesterfield Town Hall located at 17 Veteran’s Blvd., Chesterfield, IN 46017.  Applicants must be at least 21 years of age to apply.

Wells County Sheriff's Office

The Wells County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking applicants for the position of Full Time Deputy Sheriff.  Applicants must be a US Citizen, at least 21 years of age upon graduation from police academy, possess a high school diploma or equivalent as well as a valid Indiana Operators License.  Applicant can’t have any felony convictions. Applicants must pass all aspects of the hiring process including physical agility testing, written examination, background investigation, oral interview, polygraph and physiological evaluation.

Selected applicant must be able to graduate from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.  The 2019 20-year matrix salary range for a Deputy Sheriff (no rank) is $47,000 - $56,782.  Years of service and experience will be honored for a starting salary up to five years in the pay matrix. 

Application packet may be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office located at 1615 W Western Ave, Bluffton, IN or downloaded from our website Return completed application Attn: Chief Deputy Scott Holliday no later than 3:00 pm on December 7, 2018.

Grant County Sheriff's Office

The Grant County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Merit Deputy Eligibility List until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018. 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.

Long Beach Police Department

The Long Beach Police Department is accepting applications for full-time Police Officer.  ILEA Certification is preferred.  You pay 20% of health care.  Take home squad car.  Motorcycle Patrol, Boat Patrol, ATV Beach Patrol.

Applications can be picked up at the Long Beach Police Department 2400 Oriole Trail.  Long Beach IN 46360.  Salary will be determined by qualifications.  Questions contact Chief Marshal Robert Sulkowski  @ 219-874-4243.  Application deadline is December 31, 2018.

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   Expires on December 31, 2018.

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.