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BRUSH TRAILER PROGRAM

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The brush trailer program this year will begin Monday, April 13 and will run through October 23. The trailer can be reserved for the removal of large amounts of brush.  If a homeowner is trimming his own bushes or trees, they can schedule a trailer to be dropped off to put their brush in. This... more

TESTING SITES AND THE CARES ACT

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The following is a message by the Elkhart County Health Department. Haga click aqui para ver el comunicado de prensa en español. Incident Command has been asked to share where testing sites are and if the person being tested would be charged for the test being processed. It is still required... more

CITY OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY, APRIL 10

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

City offices will be closed Friday, April 10 after 1 p.m. If you need to speak with a City staff person, please call Friday before 1 p.m. or Monday, April 13. As a reminder, City buildings remain closed to the public and some staff may not be working due to measures taken by the City to help... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, April 13, 2020, 2:00pm

Redevelopment Commission

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 3:00pm

CANCELED–Community Relations Commission

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 7:00pm

Employment Process

Goshen Police Department Employment Policy

OUR 2020 HIRING POOL IS NOW CLOSED.

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.