Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The City of Elkhart, the City of Goshen, and the Michiana Area Council of Governments have received a grant from the Indiana State Department of Health to prepare a bicycle and pedestrian master plan. This initiative will help to coordinate planning activities for both cities to improve walking and... more
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Elkhart County and the City of Goshen Engineering Departments have been working closely on the intersection improvement at Kercher Road and SR 15. The first phase of the intersection project is scheduled to begin April 24, 2017, with installation of a storm pipe across State Road 15. Traffic on... more
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, the water will be shut off due to Water Main Construction. A boil order will be issued when the water comes back on. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the Water Utility to issue a boil water order for the affected area of: On S. 15th Street from... more
Wade Branson, Chief of Police
111 E. Jefferson St.
Goshen, IN 46528
Jose Miller, Assistant Chief of Police
Shawn Turner, Patrol Division Chief
Ryan Adams, Investigations Division Chief
Normal hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you need an officer outside of business hours, a phone is located inside the outer doors of the Police/Courts Building on East Jefferson. This phone is connected to the county dispatch center. An officer will be contacted to assist you.
The Goshen Police Department was established in 1868 with the appointment of the first marshal, H.C. Hale. The first Chief of Police was Edgar J. Vesey hired in 1914. The police officers did not carry portable radios until the 1970s. The use of computers in the department began in the 1980s.
The department has 62 sworn, full-time officers, 5 sworn reserve officers, 6 civilians, and 3 part-time ordinance compliance officers.
If your community group or organization would like to have someone from the Goshen Police Department speak about a certain topic, please contact the department (533-8661) and a qualified individual will be assigned to speak to your group.
Police Reserve Program
Reserves are unpaid volunteers who are assigned to special activities such as local high school events. To find out more about becoming a reserve, contact the department at 533-8661.
School Resource Officers
The Goshen Police Department provides Goshen Community Schools with three (3) Resource Officers: one is assigned to the High School; one is assigned to the Middle School; and one is assigned to the elementary schools.
The Police Department wishes to acknowledge the loss of Patrolman, Tom Goodwin.
Officer Goodwin, an eight-year veteran of the police department, was killed in the line of duty on December 11, 1998.
In the spring of 1999 Tommy's Kids Castle playground was dedicated in honor of Officer Goodwin. A team of 1,800 volunteers headed by Kiwanis constructed the playground in three days. Donations from local businesses paid for the materials needed for the construction.