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Probationary Police Officer

Sheriff
Porter County Sheriff's Department - Valparaiso, Indiana

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$36,507.00 annual
Top Pay:
$48,251.00 annual

Job Description

The Porter County Sheriff’s Police Department is currently accepting applications for Probationary Patrol Officer. Applications may be picked up at the Porter County Sheriff’s Department Monday through Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Applications are also available on the Sheriff’s Department website: www.portercountysheriff.com. Applications must be returned in person or by mail to the Sheriff’s Department by 4:00 PM on Friday February 28, 2014. Questions can be directed to Sgt. Larry LaFlower at 477-3102.

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2014 SALARY AND BENEFITS FOR PATROL OFFICER PORTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SALARY
  • Probationary Officer - $36,507
  • 2nd Class Officer - $40,333
  • 1st Class Officer - $48,251
Longevity Pay starting after completion of 3rd year of service BENEFITS
  • Medical/Dental/Prescription Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Wellness Program
  • In-House Fitness Room (available 24 hours/day)
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Full Pension at Age 50 with 20 Years of Service (Officer Pays 3% of Salary)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan Available (Tax-deferred Retirement Plan)
  • Take Home Car Program (After Completion of Academy & Field Training)
  • Individual In-Car Laptop Computers
  • Quartermaster System – All Clothing & Equipment Furnished by Department
SPECIALITIES AVAILABLE
  • Accident Reconstruction Team
  • Bicycle Officers
  • Bomb Squad (E.O.D.)
  • Color Guard Unit
  • Crime Scene Investigators
  • K-9 Program
  • Motorcycle Officers
  • SWAT Team

Job Requirements

  • Age: : At least 21 years of age
  • Education: : High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: : None required
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS A PORTER COUNTY POLICE OFFICER:
  1. MUST BE A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES
  2. MUST BE A RESIDENT OF PORTER COUNTY; WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS OF APPOINTMENT
  3. MUST BE AT LEAST TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME OF APPOINTMENT
  4. MUST HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT BY AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL
  5. MUST POSSESS A VALID MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR’S LICENSE
  6. MUST PASS STANDARDIZED WRITTEN INTELLIGENCE TESTS
  7. MUST PASS A PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST
  8. MUST PASS AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
  9. MUST PASS A POLYGRAPH AND/OR A VOICE STRESS EXAMINATION
  10. MUST PASS AN ORAL INTERVIEW BEFORE THE SHERIFF’S MERIT BOARD MUST PASS A DRUG SCREEN EXAMINATION
  11. MUST PASS A MEDICAL EXAMINATION
  12. MUST PASS A PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION

Contact Informaton

Larry LaFlower

Porter County Sheriff's Department
2755 State Road 49
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
phone: 219-477-3102

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