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At the May Meeting of the Porter Police Merit Board, the board has suspended the current regular application process, and approved an Emergency Hiring process. The Police Department is now taking applications from current academy trained graduates until Friday, June 12, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. ONLINE ONLY at
Applicants must be certified from an Indiana state accredited police academy. Candidates must be at least 21 years old and must live in Porter County or an adjacent county within six months of appointment.
Applicants must already be in the Public Employment Retirement Fund (PERF), or be able to pass all physical requirements to enter into PERF (77fund).
A high School diploma or GED equivalent is required. An associate or bachelor’s degree is desired but not required.
For more information, you may call the Porter Police Department at (219) 926-7611.
The Town of Porter is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. The Town of Porter prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.
If there are any questions please contact the Porter Police Department at 219-926-7611 and ask for the Chief.

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Crime tips has been suspended because people have continually reported crimes and calls for service that are in progress. The Porter Police regrets this change, but cannot risk reports of situations in progress being reported to a link that is not monitored 24 hrs a day.


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Any residents with left over or unused prescription drugs are encouraged to bring them to drop them off in the Police Station's prescription drug drop-off box!

Porter Police Department - Employment Application

Please read the following carefully before pressing the "I Accept" button below.

Eligible candidates will receive a letter via U.S. mail informing them of eligibility for the next phase(s) of the hiring process and dates thereof for applications received by January 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm CST.

The Town of Porter, Indiana does not discriminate on the basis on race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Please enter your responses to all of the questions contained on the entire application form. Any application not completed in its entirety will be disqualified.

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