Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Location: S. Main Street from 2905 S. Main to Waterford Elementary On July 28th, 2016, a scheduled water main shutdown is needed to install a section of water main. The water will be shut off at approximately 7:30 a.m. and turned back on once installation is completed. The Indiana Department of... more
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Mayor Jeremy Stutsman announced that the City of Goshen, in cooperation with the Goshen Theater, Inc., is opening the Goshen Theater as a temporary cooling center due to the high temperatures expected over the next few days. The hours of operation will be from 12–5 p.m., Thursday, July 21, and Friday,... more
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Today, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has installed new modernized traffic signals at the intersection of SR 119 and Indiana Avenue. The most notable change to these new traffic signals will be the addition of a flashing yellow left turn arrow. Flashing yellow arrow signals allow left-turning... 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.