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Department Lafayette Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryRecruit Officer: $68,112 | First Class Officer: $75,631
Deadline Jun 28, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Lafayette, IN
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Lafayette Police Department, IN Police Jobs

Next Applicant Testing - 07/07/2024


Minimum Requirements:


Job description/General Duties:

As leaders of the community, we will perform our duties with the utmost fairness and respect for all citizens. We will be loyal to our mission and to the community we serve. We will protect and defend the rights of all citizens with dignity, honor, and compassion. We will have the courage to do what is right and to stand against what is wrong, while always applying common sense to the difficult decisions we must make.

Salary & Benefits:


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About Our Department:


Testing Requirements:

The written test requires a minimum score of 80% to continue in the hiring process.

Physical Fitness Test:

There are 5 physical fitness components that will be measured as a battery of tests. Applicants should understand that these tests will involve periods of physical exertion and that, as with any physical activity, certain risks are inherent. Applicants will be expected to read and sign a Waiver Form. 

Minimum Passing Performance:

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Hiring Process:


Lateral Entry Program:

Lafayette Police Department, IN Police JobsThe Lafayette Police Department recognizes the value of applicants with previous law enforcement experience.  To benefit transferring officers, LPD provides incentives to the starting salary and paid time off.

About the Program:

The Lateral Entry Program will provide accelerated salary/pay and Paid Time Off (PTO) incentives for qualified candidates.  Calculation for years of service will not include partial/seasonal years of service, or non-certified law enforcement.  The Lateral Entry Program does not recognize rank or seniority "rights" from the officer's prior employment.


Paid Time Off:


The City of Lafayette Police Department is an equal opportunity employer and is looking to hire a diversified workforce.

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If you have any questions, please email Lieutenant Randy Sherer at rlsherer@lafayette.in.gov.

Please direct questions regarding this position to rlsherer@lafayette.in.gov

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.

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