New Traffic alert – Charles St from Lincolnway East to Vistula Rd restricted to thru traffic. (6/4-8/16) Access to Twin Branch Park and parking lot is open. NIPSCO has also notified the City of Mishawaka that a very necessary and immediate repair/maintenance is going to take place on their 16″ Steel Pipeline on southbound 331.  There will be partial lane closure southbound 331 starting Wednesday, 6/5/2024 on 331 near Dragoon Trail and Dragoon Trail will be closed west of 331 (1,600 feet) for excavation.  The work may take longer than five days to complete. It will most likely take crews five days to repair the line with additional days to do inspection and clean up/restore the excavation area. NIPSCO is looking at closer to being in that area for two weeks.    
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MPD Opportunities and Benefits

Build Your Career with the Mishawaka Police Department

Career advancement possibilities are abundant within the Mishawaka Police Department. We also offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package including competitive pay, clothing/equipment allowance, paid vacation and overtime, compensatory time accrual, health-dental-vision insurance and membership in the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS).

  • Uniform Division / Road Patrol
  • Investigative Bureau
  • Street Crimes Unit
  • Community Relations Unit
  • School Resource Officer
  • Motorcycle Unit
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Crime Scene Photographer
  • K-9 Unit
  • W.A.T
  • Traffic Division
  • ILEA Instructor (General, EVO, Firearms, Physical Tactics, STOPS)
  • ILEA Instructor
  • Honor Guard 
  • Special Victims Unit (SVU)
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • Critical Incident Team
  • Hiring / Recruiting Team
  • FACT (Fatal Alcohol Crash Team)
  • Drug Recognition Enforcement
  • Training Division
  • Emergency Response Team
  • Background Investigator
  • Field Training Officer (FTO)
    • Compensatory time accrual
    • All overtime is paid at DOUBLE (2.0) time. Training OT is paid at 1.5
    • 12-hour shifts
      • 0630-1830 and 1830-0630 hours
      • 2 rotations
      • Every other weekend off
    • Membership in Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS)
    • Take-home car program after first year of employment (Laterals after FTO completion)
    • Retirement at 52 years of age with 20 years of service (Retirees receive FREE insurance)
    • Deferred compensation matches up to 2%
    • Recruit (post-hire & during academy) – $48,722
    • Probationary Officer (after swearing in) – $58,809
    • 2nd Class Patrol Officer (after first year) – $64,739
    • 1st Class Patrol Officer (after third year) – $89,000
    • All uniforms and equipment furnished first year
    • $2,050 per year clothing allowance after first year
    • $1,250 per year equipment allowance after first year
    • Everside Health Clinic- Free for employee and dependents
    • Good insurance plans with low premiums
    • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 480 hours of paid sick time
  • Incentive pay for: Shift differential, Specialties, Living in Mishawaka city limits ($2,500)
  • Strong Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • New police station with state-of-the-art workout room
  • Flexible Spending Account availability for healthcare and dependent care
  • Paid vacations:
    • 1 year but less than 2 years: 5 vacation days and 1 personal day
    • 2 years but less than 3 years: 9 vacation days and 2 personal days
    • 3 years but less than 5 years: 9 vacation days and 3 personal days
    • 5 years but less than 10 years: 13 vacation days and 3 personal days
    • 10 years but less than 15 years: 17 vacation days and 4 personal days
    • 15 years but less than 20 years: 22 vacation days and 5 personal days
    • 20 years but less than 25 years: 26 vacation days and 6 personal days
    • 25 years or more: 26 vacation days and 7 personal days.

Employees shall be entitled to paid vacation as follows:

  • 1 year but less than 2 years: 5 vacation days and 1 personal day
  • 2 years but less than 3 years: 9 vacation days and 2 personal days
  • 3 years but less than 5 years: 9 vacation days and 3 personal days
  • 5 years but less than 10 years: 13 vacation days and 3 personal days
  • 10 years but less than 15 years: 17 vacation days and 4 personal days
  • 15 years but less than 20 years: 22 vacation days and 5 personal days
  • 20 years but less than 25 years: 26 vacation days and 6 personal days
  • 25 years or more: 26 vacation days and 7 personal days.

 

480 hours of paid sick time

Overtime earned will be reimbursed to the police officer either in money or compensatory time off from duty at the rate of (2x) double the actual overtime worked by the officer. Training OT is paid at 1.5.

When a new officer is hired, the city will furnish the officer with a complete clothing issue and all equipment necessary to perform the job. After the completion of one year of service, the officer shall be entitled to allowances for the maintenance and replacement of uniform and equipment. The clothing allowance is paid in two equal installments per year. The equipment allowance is paid once annually.

Several different insurance plans covering hospitalization, dental and vision are available through the City of Mishawaka.

Any full-time police officer hired after May 1, 1977, must participate in the Public Employee’s Retirement Fund created in 1977 and administered by the State of Indiana. 

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