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).
Employees shall be entitled to paid vacation as follows:
- One year but less than five years – 2 weeks paid vacation
- Five years but less than 10 years – 3 weeks paid vacation
- 10 years but less than 15 years – 4 weeks paid vacation
- 15 years but less than 20 years – 5 weeks paid vacation
- 20 years and more – 6 weeks paid vacation
60 paid sick days per year.
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.
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.