The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the position of Merit 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 Friday, May 31st, at 3:00 PM (CST). Individuals who apply and meet the required standards will be notified by letter with further instructions.  The starting salary for a Merit Deputy is $47,828.

Completed applications can be dropped off at the front desk of the Sheriff’s Office, sent via standard mail, or as a scanned attachment and sent via email.  Applications will not be accepted via facsimile. All completed applications being sent via standard mail shall be sent to the following:

La Porte County Sheriff’s Office

Attn:  Captain Derek J. Allen

809 State Street

La Porte, Indiana 46350

All completed applications being sent via email shall be sent to the following: . Any questions should be directed to Captain Allen at 219-326-7700 ext. 2283 or at the aforementioned email address.