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Friday, October 21, 2016

In accordance with the Open Door Law, we are notifying you of a change in meeting details. The Tentative Common Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 PM has been rescheduled to 4:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, Police and Courts Building, 111 East... more


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The City of Goshen Water Department's water main river crossing project at Pike Street is starting. The City’s Contractor, HRP Construction, will be setting up traffic control on Pike Street beginning Thursday, Oct. 20. Pike Street will be restricted to motorists from four lanes down to two lanes... more


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

As the trees begin to turn colors, the City Street Department is preparing for its seasonal leaf collection. While the full-on leaf pickup has not begun yet, the street department has already started collecting some of the first few piles of leaves around the city neighborhoods. Street crews began... more

Upcoming Events All Events »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, October 24, 2016, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:00pm

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 4:00pm


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.