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.
- 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.
- 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
- Must be a High School graduate or have a G.E.D.
- Must be a citizen of the United States of America before the date of making the application
- Must have and maintain a valid, non-suspended, non-expired, non-conditional, non-revoked driver’s license
- Must keep the City of Mishawaka informed of address and telephone information changes.
- Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job of patrol officer in a safe manner with or without a reasonable accommodation
- Must not have been found guilty of a felony in any court that has not been annulled, expunged or sealed by a court
- Must show a valid driver’s license for identification at the aptitude testing location to participate
- Subject to mandatory drug testing.
Following are the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) Physical Assessment Standards used by the Mishawaka Police Department.
Physical Assessment Standards
One Minute Sit-ups
300 Meter Run
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.