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A MESSAGE ABOUT THIS WEEK'S CONSTRUCTION

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Monday was the beginning of three road closures in close proximity to each other in the downtown Goshen area. The City Engineering Department had carefully coordinated the closures for the 100 block of South Main Street and the 200 and 300 block of West Lincoln Avenue between the various contracted... more

ROAD CLOSURE: MAIN STREET

Friday, June 14, 2019

Due to construction at the Goshen Theater, Main Street will be closed between Jefferson and Washington streets beginning Monday, June 17 for for about a week and a half. The detour will be Third Street, from Lincoln Avenue to Madison Street. more

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety will conduct a public hearing at its regular meeting on June 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m to determine whether the City of Goshen should sell the real estate at 1201 College Ave., Goshen, Indiana. The hearing will be held in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at... more

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Traffic Commission

Today, 4:30pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, June 24, 2019, 7:00pm

Employment Process

Goshen Police Department Employment Policy

OUR 2019 HIRING POOL IS CLOSED.

All applications must be completed and submitted to our office by December 14th, at 5pm.

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.

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.

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 80 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.