Police Officer

Lake County Sheriff's Office   Crown Point, IN   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on March 21, 2024
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Job Overview

Department    Lake County Sheriff's Department
Type                Entry Level
Job Title          Police Officer
Salary              Starting Salary $58,448.00
Deadline         Apr 7, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Registration Fee     $35.00
Contact                  Training@lakecountysheriff.com
Location                 Crown Point, IN

Exam Schedule

The physical agility will be held on April 13, 2024, at the Lake County Sheriff’s Department starting at 9AM. Check in for the physical will begin at 815AM.

The written exam will be held April 14, 2024, at Crown Point High School, beginning at 9AM. Check in will begin at 830AM. 

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of April 14th. 

There will be no makeup examinations, it is your responsibility to ensure you are available on the dates above before you submit your application.  There are no refunds. 

ANY APPLICANT WHO IS ALREADY ACTIVELY CERTIFIED AS A POLICE OFFICER WILL AUTOMATICALLY ADVANCE TO THE INTERVIEW PROCESS. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PHYSICAL AGILITY OR WRITTEN EXAM. MUST UPLOAD DOCUMENTATION TO YOUR APPLICATION PROVING CERTIFIED STATUS.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • High School Graduate or GED
  • NO Felony Convictions or Domestic Violence Convictions
  • Drug Free/Submit to taking a Drug Screening Test
  • Pass a physical and written examination, unless you are a graduate of a basic law enforcement academy.
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Must reside within Lake County within 6 months from date of hire.

Job description/General Duties

Will be required to complete the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy within 1 year of date of hire.
Will be required to complete a minimum 14-week Field Training Program.
Will be required to work shift work.
Will be assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division for minimum of one year.

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Salary

Starting Salary $58,448.00

Lateral Step 1- 30 hours college credits-4% above base salary
Lateral Step 2- 60 hours college credits- 6% above base salary
Lateral Step 3- 90 hours college credits- 8% above base salary
Lateral Step 4- Bachelor's Degree- 10% above base salary
Lateral Step 5- Master's Degree- 12% above base salary

Benefits

Uniform Allowance $1,300 year/$650 Bi-Annually
Paid overtime
12 paid holidays
10 Sick/Personal days
Maternity/Paternity Leave
Life Insurance

1 week vacation after 6 months of service, increases based on years of service.

Take home vehicle's

Insurance eligible after 90 days:

-Single Insurance $50 monthly

-Employee & 1 Dependent $100 monthly

-Employee & 2 or more dependents $135 monthly

Testing Requirements

Physical Agility Testing Requirements:

Pushups-Minimum 23
One Minute Sit-ups- Minimum 26
Vertical Jump- Minimum 15 inches
300 Meter Run- Max Time 77 Seconds
1.5 Mile Run- Max Time 17 minutes 42 Seconds

Hiring Process

The Lake County Police Department hiring process can take several months and will consist of the following steps:

1. Application Process
2. Physical fitness exam
3. Written exam
4. Command board interview
5. Conditional offer of employment
6. Background Investigation
7. Polygraph
8. Psychological Examination
9. Medical Examination/Drug Screening

Please direct questions regarding this position to training@lakecountysheriff.com

 

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.


Lake County Sheriff's Office

2293 N Main Street, Bldg C, Door J-2
Crown Point , IN
http://lakecountysheriff.com/