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Michigan City Police Department

1201 E Michigan Boulevard
Michigan City, Indiana 46360

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Application Process

To apply to become a Michigan City Police Officer, potential candidates must complete the Michigan City Police Civil Service Commission Application for Employment and deliver/mail it in a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Michigan City Police Department. 

Before returning, please re-check  your application. The information must be truthful, neat and completed in full.  We will not return incomplete applications and failure to follow instructions may disqualify you.

PLEASE NOTE: Page 9 requires notarization.

Make sure the following items are included with your application:

  1. Authenticated copy of a birth certificate.

  2. Copy of a high school diploma or certified copy of a G.E.D. certificate. (On-line high school diploma will not be accepted.)

  3. Copy of your valid state driver’s license.

  4. Copy of your social security card.

  5. Certified copy of a transcript issued by an accredited high school or a certified achievement test certificate from an accredited high school or State Board of Education. (Online high school transcripts will not be accepted.)

  6. Copy of your DD 214 (If applicable).

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (219) 874-3221 x1056 or the Chief’s Administrative Assistant at (219) 874-3221 x1040.

Fitness Standards Test

Interested in learning more about the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy fitness standards test that every new applicant must take? Watch this video to learn more. 

Lateral Transfers

Already have a career in law enforcement and looking to make a change? Michigan City Police Department accepts lateral transfers with easy onboarding and benefits available the day you start. Pay based on years of service, with no maximum cap and matched vacation and paid time-off, MCPD values every day of your previous work experience. 


First-Time Officers

Unlike most jobs, becoming a law enforcement officer involves far more than completing an application and interview. The Michigan City Police Department runs applicants through a comprehensive series of tests and exams, each designed to narrow the field of applicants to advance only those who are most qualified. See below to understand the hiring process.

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