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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Portage Police Department Hiring

PPD Hiring 2024

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Portage Police Department (Indiana)

Application packets for the position of Probationary Patrol Officer with the Portage Police Department will be available from Monday January 22nd, 2024, through Friday March 15th,2024 at 3:00pm. All applications must be completed and returned to the Portage Police Department no later than 3:00 pm on Friday March 29th, 2024.  Those interested in applying may pick up an application packet at the Portage Police Department at 6260 Central Ave. All applicants must meet the following requirements:




 Must be a US citizen.
 Must be 21 years of age but not older than 40 years of age by date of hire. 
 Must possess a valid driver’s license.
 Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
 No felony or domestic battery convictions.
 Must have weight in proportion to height.
 Must pass a written examination, physical standards test, medical examination, drug screen, and psychological examination.
 Must submit to a polygraph or voice stress analysis examination.
 Must submit to a background investigation.
 Must submit to an oral interview.
 Must successfully complete basic instruction at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
The 2024 salary for a Probationary Officer (without experience) is $60,079.49 
After three years of service the salary increases to $68,453.31
Probationary Officer (with experience) is $68,453.31.
INPRS Retirement fund
Life Insurance
MOE Health and Dental insurance at no cost to the employee. 
$300 deductible for single, $700 for family.
Flex spending account
Uniform Allowance
Insurance supplement for health costs not paid for by insurance at $1,500 a year. 
Pension base at $77,599.45 +longevity. 
$2,000 a year Uniform Allowance. 
Take home car policy that covers Porter, Lake, and Laporte Counties.
Perfect Attendance incentive  
457B opportunities through Valic


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