Lake County Sheriff's - Certified Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Lake County Sheriff's Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Crown Point, IN

Job Announcement

Lake County Sheriff's Department, IN Police Jobs

Lake County Sheriff's Office

Now Hiring

Certified Police Officers

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a Certified Police Officer having graduated from a law enforcement academy 
  • 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
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Must reside within Lake County within 6 months from date of hire


Job description/General Duties

Will be required to complete a minimum 5 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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Starting Salary $56,745.00

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


Uniform Allowance $1300 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
Insurance eligible after 90 days
-Single Insurance $20 per pay
-Family Insurance $37.50 per pay
Take home vehicles

Hiring Process

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

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



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