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Purpose
The Department of Human Resources was established in order to ensure a strong integration of human resource principles into the daily work life of the employees of the City of La Porte.


The City of LaPorte is an equal opportunity employer.

Merit Police Officer.  The LaPorte Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Merit Police Officer. Because the police department normally has more applicants than there are positions available, a competitive application process has been established. The position of merit 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.  

Eligible applicants must be between the ages of 21-35 at the time of appointment, with a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency. Applicants must have no felony or domestic violence convictions and be able to pass a criminal back ground. LaPorte Police Department offers competitive wages with longevity pay increases and health insurance to include free access to a local medical clinic. All merit officers start with 7 days of vacation, 3 personal days, several holiday days, along with paid sick time. The LaPorte Police Department also has a take home car program and use of the vehicle is allowed off duty with some restrictions.   Starting salary is $42,128, increasing to $44,278 after completing the one year probationary period with room for advancement with Rank and in different specialties. Law Enforcement Academy graduates are encouraged to apply.

Applications may be picked up at the LaPorte Police Department at 1206 Michigan Ave. LaPorte, IN. 46350 or can be downloaded below. Any question contact the LaPorte Police at (219)362-9446.

Download Merit Police Officer application HERE