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KERCHER ROAD AND SR 15 INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Elkhart County and the City of Goshen Engineering Departments have been working closely on the intersection improvement at Kercher Road and SR 15. The first phase of the intersection project is scheduled to begin April 24, 2017, with installation of a storm pipe across State Road 15. Traffic on... more

NOTICE OF BOIL ORDER - S. 15th and Monroe

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, the water will be shut off due to Water Main Construction. A boil order will be issued when the water comes back on. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the Water Utility to issue a boil water order for the affected area of: On S. 15th Street from... more

CITY OFFICES TO CLOSE AT NOON FRIDAY

Thursday, April 13, 2017

In observation of Good Friday, all city offices will be closed beginning at noon Friday, April 14. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. more

Upcoming Events All Events »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, April 24, 2017, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, April 24, 2017, 7:00pm

Goshen Housing Authority Board meeting

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 7:00am

Employment Process

Goshen Police Department Employment Policy

OUR 2017 HIRING POOL IS NOW CLOSED.  WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS YEAR.

All applicants shall personally contact the Goshen Police Department 111 E. Jefferson St Goshen, IN. to pick up a personal history questionnaire and application for employment. These must be returned back to the Goshen Police Department at the specified date. All incomplete or improperly submitted applications and personal history questionnaires shall be rejected.

All applications can be started by clicking here.

The Goshen Police Department shall make announcement when it is accepting applications for employment of sworn Police Officers. At minimum these announcements shall be by written notice in the classified section of the following newspapers: The Goshen News, The Elkhart Truth, The South Bend Tribune and the local Hispanic newspapers.

All applicants shall personally contact the Goshen Police Department 111 E. Jefferson St Goshen, IN. to pick up a personal history questionnaire and application for employment. These must be returned back to the Goshen Police Department at the specified date. All incomplete or improperly submitted applications and personal history questionnaires shall be rejected.

Each applicant is required: to be a citizen of the United States or be authorized to be employed in the United States, at least 21 years of age and less than 36 years of age. To have a High School diploma or a G.E.D. Must have a valid driver’s license, and have never been convicted of a Felony. Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence under 18 U.S.C. Sec. 922 (g), and not have been convicted of a criminal misdemeanor in the last three years, as well as not used any illegal drugs in the past three years.

Applicants having submitted completed personal history questionnaires and applications for employment shall be required to successfully complete a battery of written tests with a minimum score of 75 percent. Any applicant having successfully completed state mandated basic police training for the State of Indiana or of any other state which requires basic police training as a condition of continued employment shall be waived from the written testing. Upon successful completion of the written test, the applicant will be given a physical agility test.

If the applicant successfully passes the written and physical agility tests test their personal history questionnaires will be reviewed by the Goshen Police Department Administration. All successful applicants will be kept in an "employment pool" for a12 month period.  Any applicant not hired within the one year period of time shall be required to reapply in order to rejoin the employment pool.  All employment selections will be made from the active employment pool.  Special consideration for employment may be given to applicants for: past police experience (either as active member of another police department or as a member of a police reserve unit); past military or military police experience with an honorable discharge; or any post secondary education

The applicants may move forward in the process where an extensive personal background investigation will be conducted. The applicant will also be scheduled an oral interview with an interview board assigned by the Chief of Police. Lastly, the applicant will be required to successfully complete a polygraph examination.

Below you will find a waiver for the physical testing and also what will be expected in the testing.