Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Brush Collection program for 2016 has neared its end. Next week will be the final collection for the season. Piles of brush are to be at the curb on Monday morning, September 26. Street Department crews will work uninterrupted to get through the City quickly making only one trip down each... more
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The 2016 Dial-a-Trailer program is soon ending, with the last day one can receive it being Friday, September 30. These trailers may be used for the disposal of large amounts of solid waste. The trailers may be pre-arranged by calling 534.9711, and the program fee of $75 must be paid prior to receipt... more
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The Boil Water Advisory issued on September 18, 2016 has been cancelled. The order was for the area of: Bashor Road From 2101 Bashor Road to 2303 Bashor Road and 2102 Bashor Road to 2304 Bashor Road. Samples have been taken; test results are satisfactory, it is no longer necessary to boil your... 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.