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You can join us in serving the public

Our patrol staff has been recognized as one of the best in the state, and officers receive great pay and benefits in addition to training on the latest technology and tactics used in law enforcement. On April 12, 2014, the Elkhart County Council approved a starting pay rate increase for new Patrol Officers to $16.50/hr, effective April 20, 2014.

Our corrections employees have a new facility in which to work, and Elkhart County is using cutting-edge technology and new methods to help inmates turn their lives around. On April 12, 2014, the Elkhart County Council approved a starting pay rate increase for new Corrections Officers to $13.37/hr, effective April 20, 2014.

Employment tests are scheduled throughout the year, and dates are available by calling the county's personnel office at (574) 535-6725. Submit your application , background information and authorization for release form, and join our team!

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department strongly supports equal employment opportunity laws. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, gender, race, religious beliefs, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

Requirements for employment
Patrol officers

• At least 21 years of age
• U.S. citizen of good character
• High School Diploma
• Valid driver's license

Corrections officers
• At least 18 years of age
• U.S. citizen of good character
• High school diploma or GED
• Valid driver's license

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