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RIVER RACE DRIVE CLOSURE EXTENDED

Monday, December 3, 2018

NIPSCO is relocating the electric utilities at River Race Drive for the River Art Development, and is needing an extra two weeks to complete the project. The closure of River Race Drive from Jefferson Street north to the east/west alley has been extended until Friday, December 21. more

KERCHER ROAD TO OPEN TODAY

Monday, December 3, 2018

Kercher Road (CR 38) will be open to traffic today, but the speed limit has been changed temporarily for this winter. Construction for phase A1 of the Kercher Road project is nearing completion for the year. Due to delays, the contractor was not able to complete paving the final surface layer... more

Notice of Change to Regularly Scheduled Public Meeting - Plan Commission

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The meeting of the Goshen City Plan Commission scheduled for Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., has been cancelled. The regular meeting schedule will resume on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 4:00 pm, in the Council Chambers, Goshen Police and Courts Building, 111 E Jefferson Street, Goshen. more

Upcoming Events All »

Redevelopment Meeting

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 3:00pm

Community Relations Commission meeting

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:00pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, December 17, 2018, 2:00pm

Employment Process

Goshen Police Department Employment Policy

OUR 2019 HIRING POOL OPENS ON NOVEMBER 1ST, 2018.

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 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.