Griffith Police Dept Hiring Information
The Griffith Police Department is seeking to hire an Indiana Certified Officer through the department’s emergency hire process. Indiana Certified Officers must be a current member of, or meet the guidelines required by, the Indiana Public Employment Retirement Fund for Police Officers (PERF).
The Griffith Police Department recognizes the value of experienced law enforcement officers. To benefit from the experience of those applicants, the Griffith Police Department is providing starting salary/benefit incentives commensurate with an applicant’s law enforcement officer experience.
About the Lateral Entry Program
The Lateral Entry Program will provide accelerated salary/benefit incentives for qualified candidates up to first class patrol officer. The Lateral Entry Program does not recognize merit rank or seniority rights from the officer’s prior employment. In addition, calculation for years of service will not include reserve or “part-time” years of service.
The following information is provided as a guide regarding lateral entry level salaries/benefits*.
- 13 – 36 months of experience: $49,550**
- 37 – 60 months of experience: $52,294**
- 60+ months of experience: $58,030**
- One year of experience: 1 work week
- Two years of experience: 2 work weeks
- Five years of experience: 3 work weeks
- Upon completion of two years of experience
* Law enforcement experience is defined as: employment as sworn officer with full arrest powers with a local, county, state or federal agency. For purposes of the Lateral Entry Program, military experience does not qualify.
** All candidates accepting employment through the Lateral Entry Program will begin at the entry level starting salary. Once lateral entry candidates successfully complete the Field Training Program, they will begin receiving the lateral entry pay rate; depending on their level of prior experience. Lateral entry officers will also be considered “Probationary Officers” during their first year of employment as defined in the Griffith Police Department General Orders.
APPLICATIONS WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ENCLOSED CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE GRIFFITH POLICE DEPARTMENT DURING BUSINESS HOURS OR DOWNLOADED FROM http://cms1.ngsltd.com/opencms/export/sites/default/griffith/police-dept/blotters/2017/EmergencyHIreApplication2017.pdf. COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE GRIFFITH POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS DIVISION BY 4:00PM ON OCTOBER 27TH, 2017.
We hope to see you at our next quarterly Crime Watch meeting, which will be held Thursday, October 19th at the Griffith - Lake County Library (45th and Colfax) from 7-8PM.
Crime statistics will be discussed, and citizens will have an opportunity to voice any questions or concerns you may have. Those in attendance will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a door prize. Hope to see you on October 19th.
The 2017 Town of Griffith Leaf Collection Program information is available. Please click HERE for details and dates of when the trucks will be in your neighborhood.
In order for the Town of Griffith to insure fire hydrants are in working order, M.E. Simpson Company will be testing and flushing hydrants beginning Tuesday September 27th, 2017 through Friday October 20th, 2017.
During this time, every hydrant North of Glen Park (45th Avenue) will be tested and flushed. Additional areas to be tested and flushed are North of Elm Street and West of Wiggs Avenue. M.E. Simpson will notify residents via door tag hangers one day prior to testing of their area.
Residents should refrain from doing laundry on their scheduled day as you may experience periods of cloudy or discolored water. We ask you run your cold water for a short period of time until the discoloration disappears.
Questions can be directed to Griffith Public Works at 924-3838.
The 2018 Budget Notice to Taxpayers is available online at www.budgetnotices.in.gov or by calling (888) 739-9826.
John C. Volkmann
Town of Griffith
Lake County Solid Waste Management District
The Lake County Solid Waste Management District has launched a new website that is a great resource for residents and their recycling needs. The URL to new site: https://www.lcswmd.com/