The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for Merit Patrol Deputy. Applicants who successfully complete and pass the various stages of the hiring process will be ranked on a list for any future vacancies that may arise within the Merit Division of the Sheriff’s Office. The hiring process will include the following stages: application phase, physical agility testing, written examination, computerized voice stress analysis examination, background investigation, Merit Division interview panel and a Merit Commission interview. Applications can be found online by accessing the Sheriff’s Office website: or by picking them up at the front desk of the Sheriff’s Office. The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, April 30th at 3:00 PM (CST). Individuals who apply and meet the required standards will be notified by letter with further instructions.