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Department, city, state

Position: Lateral | Type: Patrol

Application Status: Open

January 1, 2026

Expiration Date: 

Sign on bonus:

Academy salary: 

Salary range: 

Pay scales will increase over the next 2 years. Pay scales are as follows:

2024-2nd Class Patrolman-$68,240, 1st Class Patrolman-$75,240

2025-2nd Class Patrolman-$71,438, 1st Class Patrolman-$78,438

3rd Class Patrolman $61,000-New officers/non certified
2nd Class Patrolman $65,000-Lateral, depending on years of service
1st Class Patrolman $72, 000-Lateral, depending on years of servic


Recruiter Name:

Kristin Klimek

Recruiter Phone:

574-295-7070 ext 434

Department Info:

The Elkhart Police Department is committed to partnering with our community. Through understanding and respecting a variety of cultures and concerns, and by developing relationships, we are dedicated to reducing crime, enhancing the quality of life for our citizens, and providing a safe place to live, work and visit.


  • $2,000.00 Annual Clothing Allowance

  • $1,200.00 (Approx.) Annual Sick Incentive

  • Double time pay for call ins and posted overtime

  • Take home car program

  • 10 Personal Days after 1 year

  • 10 Vacation Days after 1 year

  • Holiday, Longevity, and Shift Differential Pay

  • Special Incentive Pay

  • Health, Dental, and Life Insurance

  • Public Employee Retirement Fund

  • 99% of Pension Contribution Provided by City

  • Lateral Entry Program Sign On Bonus

  • Academy Cert & up to 2 yrs. of Experience: 3-Personal Days & $3,000

  • 3 yrs. of Experience: 5-Personal Days & $5,000

  • 4 or more years of Experience: 10-Personal Days & $7,500


  • Age: 21-39

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent

  • Experience: None

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