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ANNUAL FIDLER POND FISHING DERBY RETURNS FOR ANOTHER YEAR

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The Goshen Parks and Recreation Department will once again hold its annual Fidler Pond's Fantastic Fishing Derby for kids on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East. Awards will be given to participants ages 3-17 for the first fish caught, the smallest... more

City of Goshen to begin next phase of water service line inventory

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

On behalf of the City of Goshen Water Utility, the State of Indiana has contracted with Abonmarche Consultants to excavate potholes, small holes 1 to 2 feet in diameter, to uncover and verify the pipe material of water service lines at selected residences and commercial properties throughout the City.   The... more

Road Closure at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

  The City of Goshen Water and Sewer Department will be installing a sewer tap at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. The work will require excavation of the road, with a trench that will be approximately 14 feet in depth.  For the safety of the work crews and... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Works

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 4:00pm

To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88469251269

Park Board Meeting

Monday, June 3, 2024, 4:00pm

Public may join in person or virtually by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89736482570

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 7:45am

The regular meetings of the Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District Board will take place on the first Thursday of each month, excepting July, as set forth in the schedule below. The meetings will be held in the conference room located in Goshen City Hall at 202 South 5th Street, Goshen, Indiana. All meetings of the Goshen Downtown Economic Improvement District Board are open to the public with the exception of an executive session that may be held as authorized by Indiana Code §5-14-1.5-6.1. The Board may schedule meetings in addition to those listed above as necessary, subject to public notice requirements.

Community Relations Building

Goshen has always been a police department that has had great relationships in the community. Our department’s leading goal is to form more relationships in the community especially with the youth. This has been the primary goal for our department since I became Chief of Police. Below are just a few of the ways Goshen Police Department accomplishes this goal.

  • School Resource Officers working in schools
  • Officers assigned to “Neighborhood Associations” who attend meetings and gatherings
  • Special community meetings to discuss various topics
  • Assign officers from various shifts to greet kids going to schools
  • Visit youth centers such as Boys and Girls Club to spend time talking with kids
  • Citizens Academy
  • First Friday Patrol
  • Neighborhood informational meetings
  • Road races, traffic control assistance
  • 4-H fair patrol and grandstand security
  • Escort requests- motorcycle rides, bicycle rides, funeral processions
  • Parade, traffic control and escort
  • Requests from schools to participate in special functions and after school sports
  • Requests from religious and civic groups for officer attendance and / or department tours
  • Bicycle patrols
  • K-9 searches for business owners and schools
  • K-9 demonstrations for children and public
  • Shop with a Cop
  • Training for local businesses in case of active killer situations
  • Multi department / organization emergency training
  • Police Department tours
  • Local fairs and festival attendance (ie. Ethnic Festival, GGH Health Fair, Kids Triathlon, etc)
  • Special “Stop by” for children’s functions (ie. Birthdays, lemonade stands, recovering children from health issues, etc.)
  • Department initiated online surveys
  • Utilize social media for alerts, feedback, and opinions
  • Ride along with officers to better understand the job
  • Troubled youth mentorship

These are just some of the activities in which our department members participate to build relationships with our community still while responding to calls for service. In addition, there are many things officers do on their own not expecting any recognition. The only way we found out was by social media or thank you letters. Some of these deeds they have done are listed below.

  • Officers have purchased bikes for kids out of their own pocket
  • Officers have purchased shoes and food for houseless individuals
  • Officers started a “Pay-it-Forward” program where they assist members in the community with financial or other assistance
  • Officers have re-donated items they received to others in the community
  • Officers have fixed flat tires on many occasions
  • Assisted elderly with yard work

These are just some of the things we have found out our officers have done for the community on their own. I am certain there are many more kind deeds they have done which we have not been notified of. Police officers chose this profession because they have a special calling. This calling is the constant need of helping their community and making a difference in life. For this, I am extremely proud of the officers worldwide and especially the ones at the Goshen Police Department.