Select a Section

News & Updates All »

ROAD RESTRICTIONS: PIKE STREET

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Indiana Department of Transportation is doing maintenance on the Elkhart River bridge at Pike Street (US 33). Traffic is restricted to two lanes only for the duration of the project. Work is expected to be done by November 9, 2018. more

ROAD CLOSURE: OLD CR 17

Monday, September 17, 2018

Old CR 17 will be closed between Bashor Road and Shirley Drive on Wednesday, Sept. 19, Thursday, Sept. 20 and Friday, Sept. 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The road will be reopened after each day of construction. The work is part of the Northwest Bike Trail project. During the closure, traffic will... more

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE: S. 10TH STREET

Monday, September 17, 2018

A private contractor will be demolishing a building on the 300 block of S. 10th Street Thursday, Sept. 20. Parking spaces in front of the property will be blocked, and the road may be temporarily blocked as well. more

Upcoming Events All »

FINAL Summer brush pickup

Monday, September 24, 2018

During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Please have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by that Monday morning at 7:00 am. Brush will not be picked up in alleys and the piles should be trash free. Crews cannot access the piles if blocked by vehicles.

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, September 24, 2018, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:00pm

Employment Process

Goshen Police Department Employment Policy

OUR 2018 HIRING POOL IS NOW CLOSED.  WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME.

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.

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.