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Three Oaks Police Department: Police Officer or Intern/Recruit Closing Date: February 19, 2024

The Three Oaks Police Department is currently seeking an energetic, dedicated, and professional individual who is excited to begin their career in law enforcement. Three Oaks is located in Harbor Country. We are located on the Indiana border, and an hour from Chicago. The police department patrols the village, and through an intergovernmental agreement Three Oaks Township, as well. The police department will sponsor one individual into the police academy in May 2024 at Lake Michigan College.

Minimum requirements for employment:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Preferred minimum of an associates degree from an accredited college or university or awarded a college degree at the completion of the police academy. If sponsored, high school diploma or GED.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record .
  • Must pass the MCOLES entrance reading, writing, and physical tests.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen.
  • Must pass MCOLES medical screening.
  • Must pass psychological screening.
  • No felony convictions and misdemeanors convictions.
  • Must be MCOLES licensed or licensable. If sponsored, pass the police academy & MCOLES licensing test.  
  • Must pass employment background. 
  • Must sign the MCOLES Waiver & Release of Information Authorization form, and any other required background waiver and release forms.  


  • FTO Program
  • Starting police officer pay $23 an hour/bi-weekly pay Starting intern/recruit pay in the police academy is $18 an hour/bi-weekly pay. 
  • Work 10 hour shifts. Sometimes 12 hour shifts Every other weekend off (Once off FTO) Overtime is available Holidays are mandatory. Holiday pay on worked holidays. 
  • Vacation and sick time available
  • Simple IRA
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 40 hours of vacation time & 48 hours of sick time after 1 year of employment.

Police Academy:
The Three Oaks Police Department is conducting interviews for the position of police officer. The police department is looking at sponsoring one individual at the Lake Michigan Colleges Police Academy. The academy begins in May 2024. Academy classes vary M-F with some Saturdays. 

Contact Information: 
Application deadline is February 19th, 2024 or sooner. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Chief Carl Krause at If you have additional questions, feel free to email me as well. Testing dates at LMC College are Friday February 2nd, Friday March 2nd, and Friday March 22nd all at 9:00 a.m.

Equipment Provided:

  • Bullet Proof Vest
  • Taser
  • 2 2020 Ford Explorers
  • Duty Gear
  • Uniforms
  • The police department owns its own outdoor range
  • Glock 17 9mm
  • Boots
  • Body Cameras
  • In-Car Camera System