Lake County Sheriff's - Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Lake County Sheriff's Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryStarting Salary $58,448.00
Deadline Mar 31, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Crown Point, IN
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Lake County Sheriff's Department, IN Police Jobs

Lake County Sheriff's Office

Now Hiring

Police Officers

Exam Schedule

The physical will be held on  April 15, 2023 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 16, 2023 at Crown Point High School, beginning at 9AM. Check in will begin at 830AM. 

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

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
  • Valid Drivers 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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Starting Salary $58448.00

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

Take home vehicle's

Insurance eligible after 90 days:

-Single Insurance $45 monthly

-Employee & 1 Dependent $90 monthly

-Employee & 2 or more dependents $120 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



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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.

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