What: Heat Advisory: Peak heat index values of 95 to 100 through Saturday. Where: Mishawaka, Portions of northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. When: Until 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ Saturday. Impacts: Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. Additional Details; Heat stress increases with the number of consecutive hot days. The effects of heat are most impactful for more vulnerable urban populations. Summary: Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
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Work for the Mishawaka Police Department

Work for Mishawaka Police Department

The hiring process is designed to ensure that our ideals, as well as necessary physical fitness requirements, are met. In some cases, minimum levels must be achieved to advance to the next phase of the hiring process.

  • Application
  • Written Aptitude Test
  • Physical Testing
  • Oral Interview
  • Thorough Background Investigation
  • Polygraph Examination (After conditional offer of employment )
  • Physical/Medical Examination
  • Pre-employment Drug Screening
  • Psychological Examination
  • Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (15 weeks)
  • 12-16 Week Field Training Program

MPD Minimum Requirements

The following lists the minimum requirements that an applicant must meet to be considered for appointment.

  1. Must be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age at time of application, but not yet forty (40) years of age at time of appointment
  2. Must be a High School graduate or have a G.E.D.
  3. Must be a citizen of the United States of America before the date of making the application
  4. Must have and maintain a valid, non-suspended, non-expired, non-conditional, non-revoked driver’s license
  5. Must keep the City of Mishawaka informed of address and telephone information changes.
  6. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job of patrol officer in a safe manner with or without a reasonable accommodation
  7. Must not have been found guilty of a felony in any court that has not been annulled, expunged or sealed by a court
  8. Must show a valid driver’s license for identification at the aptitude testing location to participate
  9. Subject to mandatory drug testing.

Physical Testing

Following are the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) Physical Assessment Standards used by the Mishawaka Police Department.


   Physical Assessment Standards





Vertical Jump

16 inches


One Minute Sit-ups



300 Meter Run

71 secs


Maximum Push-ups



1.5 Mile Run

16 min 28 secs

Vertical Jump: This measures leg power, and consists of measuring how high a person jumps.

One Minute Sit Ups: This measures abdominal, or trunk, muscular endurance. While lying on his/her back, the student will be given one (1) minute to do as many bent leg sit ups as possible.

300 Meter Run: This measures anaerobic power, or the ability to make an intense burst of effort for a short time period or distance. This component consists of sprinting 300 meters as fast as possible.

Maximum Push Ups: This measures the muscular endurance of the upper body. This component consists of doing as many push ups as possible until muscular failure.

1.5 Mile Run: This measures aerobic power or cardiovascular endurance (stamina over time). To complete this component you must run/walk, as fast as possible, a distance of 1.5 miles.

Testing will be conducted in the first week of training and again in the last week. Each component is scored separately and the standard must be met on each and every one.

City of Mishiwaka Indiana, The Princess City Established 1833


100 Lincolnway West
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Phone: (574) 258-1678
Fax: (574) 258-1690
Chief of Police: Ken Witkowski, Jr.

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm