Muncie police trying to recruit experienced officers

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MUNCIE, Ind. — The Muncie Police Department has again launched an effort to recruit veteran law enforcement officers now working for other departments.

The "lateral transfer hiring" program announced in recent days has an application deadline of 4 p.m. on Jan. 7.

Applications are available at the city's website —, via the link for the police department — or at the human resources office at Muncie City Hall, 300 N. High St.

Applicants will be notified of a time set for physical agility tests.

All applicants must have completed their training at the law enforcement academy, and be a current member of or eligible to join the 1977 Police and Firefighters pension fund.

Benefits include a starting salary of $53,586.40, with additional pay possible for longevity, college degrees and technical certifications.

Vacation starts at 240 hours annually, with a maximum 320 hours after 20 years of service.

A $5,000 signing bonus will be offered to eligible applicants.

For more information, contact the Muncie Police Department at 765-747-4822.

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Douglas Walker is a news reporter at The Star Press. Contact him at 765-213-5851 or at

This article originally appeared on Muncie Star Press: Muncie Police Department launches "lateral transfer hiring" program

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