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Thursday, August 25, 2016

From Monday, August 29 to Thursday, September 1, HRP Construction will commence with the sanitary sewer installation on Seventh Street from Lincoln Avenue north to the east/west alley. The sanitary sewer will need to connect to the existing sanitary sewer manhole in the center of Lincoln Avenue. HRP... more


Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Goshen Street Department will begin their monthly brush pick-up program beginning Monday, August 29. Residents must take care that piles are placed in the proper location prior to the first day of the pick up at 7 in the morning; it is impossible to know which neighborhoods will be picked up on... more


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jackson Demolition crews have razed 3 of the 4 building structures on the corner of Fifth Street and Pike Street. Later this week, the building structures to be torn down on Pike Street between the Elkhart River Bridge and Third Street will have orange snow fence installed around them. The demolition... more

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Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Today, 2:00pm

Cemetery Board

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 2:00pm

First Friday - Downtown Goshen

Friday, September 2, 2016, 5:00pm

Join family and friends in downtown Goshen. Each month offers exciting events and entertainment.


Wade Branson, Chief of Police
111 E. Jefferson St.
Goshen, IN 46528
Emergencies: 911

Jose Miller, Assistant Chief of Police
Shawn Turner, Patrol Division Chief
Ryan Adams, 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.