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Notice of Adoption of Declaratory Resolution and Public Hearing

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Goshen Redevelopment Commission adopted on July 10, 2018 Resolution 42-2018, Declaratory Resolution to Amend the Economic Development Plan for the Consolidated River Race/US 33 Economic Development Area and Allocation Area. Resolution 42-2018 preliminarily adopted and incorporated into the Economic... more

ROAD CLOSURE: NORTH FIRST STREET

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

North First Street will be closed from Oakridge Avenue to Rock Run Creek to allow NIPSCO to relocate their gas main in preparation for a storm sewer project. The road will be closed for three weeks beginning Wednesday, July 18.   During the construction, traffic will be directed west... more

2018 FAIR PARADE BACK TO USUAL ROUTE

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Note: The following post was originally published on the Elkhart County 4-H Fair blog by the fair staff.  While last year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade included a detour around downtown Goshen construction, this year’s route is back to the usual. The parade, set for Sunday, July 22, will... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, July 23, 2018, 7:00pm

Goshen Housing Authority Board meetings

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7:00am

Police

José D. Miller, Chief of Police
111 E. Jefferson St.
Goshen, IN 46528
574-533-8661
Emergencies: 911
police@goshencity.com

Shawn C. Turner, Assistant Chief of Police
                     , Patrol Division Chief
Keith A Miller, Investigations Division Chief


Business Hours:

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.


Speakers Bureau

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.