An exciting and rewarding career awaits you with the Michigan City Police Department. A wide range of positions is available offering unique physical and mental challenges, and the opportunity to work with a variety of talented and experienced professionals.


The Michigan City Police Department’s wide range of positions is offered through a variety of different divisions. Here are some of the exciting positions available:


Patrol Division – 3 Shifts

Traffic Division

Special Operation Group

Community Oriented Policing

Detective Division

Narcotics Investigators (SCU)

Warrants Team (FAST)

School Liaison Officers

Public Relations

Training Division

Beach Patrol 4x4’s


Plus the following Specialties:


18 Member Swat Team

9 Certified Instructors

8 Police Scuba Divers

12 Field Training Officers


The Application Process


The Michigan City Police Civil Service Commission has the responsibility of hiring Police Officers. The application process is as follows:


Civil Service Examination, including interviews and a written examination

Polygraph Examination

Background Investigation

Agility Test – Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Standards

Offer to Hire

Physical Examination

Psychological Examination

Drug Screen

Hiring Date Established upon Successful Completion of Listed Steps

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a US citizen.

Must be at least 21 years of age but not yet 36 years of age when appointed.

Must be a graduate of an accredited high school or possess a state accredited G.E.D.

Must hold a valid unrestricted operators license.


To obtain an application, click here. Please forward the completed application and copies of supporting documentation to:


   Michigan City Police Civil Service Commission

   100 East Michigan Boulevard

   Michigan City, IN 46360





The Michigan City Police Department has excellent opportunity for advancement. Officers can seek promotions to supervisory ranks through our merit system. The Michigan City Police Department has the following Merit Rank structure:


3 Captains

6 Lieutenants

11 Sergeants

12 Corporals



Click here for the Michigan City Police Department Career Opportunities Brochure


The City of Michigan City is an Equal Opportunity Employer