Animal Control Service

MCPD Officer with two impounded dogs

The Animal Control Service of the Michigan City Police Department is charged with responding to requests for help with animals, including:

  • domestic animals
  • wild animals
  • dangerous animals
  • animals in distress
  • animals at large
  • animal noise complaints
  • animal bites
  • animal cruelty
  • dogfighting investigations

Animal Control Service enforces all city and state laws pertaining to wild and domesticated animals, including:

  • issuing citations to people in violation of animal ordinances
  • conducting inspections for the licensing of facilities that sell, groom, and kennel animals
  • educating the public about responsible pet ownership

The Division also maintains an Animal Response Trailer used to house domestic animals in the event of an Emergency. 

Animal Control Officer Job Posting

Duties include responding to complaints about stray animals; investigating and issuing warning ticket(s) or citation(s) for animal complaints; impounding and transporting animals to appropriate locations; patrolling streets and alleys for strays or packs of dogs. Educating the public regarding animal related laws, ordinances and penalties for violations; maintaining accurate data and records. Cleaning and maintaining City kennels; operating and maintaining all Animal Control equipment; assisting with snow removal; citizen notifications and code enforcement when necessary

Applicants must have basic computer knowledge, possess a valid driver’s license, and ability to work well with a broad spectrum of the Community. High school diploma or equivalent required.  Work schedule will be Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Must be willing to work weekends, holidays and emergencies as needed.

Full-time position with complete benefit package offered. Applications will be accepted through Monday, January 22, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Personnel Department, 100 E. Michigan Boulevard, Michigan City, IN 46360. EOE

Click here for the job posting and application

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    Jason Speakman

    Animal Control Director
    Phone: (219) 874-3221 x1030

  2. Animal Control Service Kennel

    Physical Address
    1402 West Garfield Street
    Michigan City, IN 46360

    Phone: (219) 873-1502

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    MCPD Crime Tip Hotline

    Phone: (219) 873-1488