EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Merit Board has approved an emergency hire for five certified police officers.
The Police Department is now taking applications until Wednesday to fill the positions.
Applicants must be certified from a state-accredited police academy. Candidates must be at least 21 years old and must have lived in Lake County or a contiguous county within six months of appointment.
A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required. An associate or bachelor's degree is desired, but not required.
Candidates can pick up applications at the East Chicago Police Department at 2301 E. Columbus Drive. Applications also will be available online at www.eastchicago.com.
Applications must either be handed into the Police Department in person or by mail by 4 p.m. Wednesday.
For more information, call the Police Department human resources staff at (219) 391-8314.