Hiring applications available to join Rochester Police Department

The Rochester Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer.


Applications may be picked up at the Rochester Police Department, 312 Main Street, and returned no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14.


Lateral applicants will be accepted and are encouraged to apply.


For questions, call Chief Shotts or Lt. Campbell at 574-223-3313.


Some requirements are:

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and under 40 years of age and the time of appointment


High School Diploma or GED


Pass a written and physical agility test


Pass a background investigation


After the first year of employment, officers earn $60,000 per year. Other benefits include:


Health Insurance costing the employee $1 per year


Uniform Allowance


Gym membership


Holiday and longevity pay


Take home vehicle program