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Goshen Department announced winner of prestigious statewide award

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Goshen Parks & Recreation Department was named the winner of a statewide award for the opening of Kerry’s Kids Playground. The department received the 2020 Inclusion Program of Excellence Award from the Indiana Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the association’s... more

NOTICE OF ADOPTION AND PURPORT OF BOND ORDINANCE

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

NOTICE OF DETERMINATION TO CONSTRUCT AND FINANCE ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE GOSHEN SEWAGE WORKS AND THE ADOPTION AND PURPORT OF THE ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING SAME Property owners, ratepayers and other interested parties in or served or to be served by the sewage works of the City of Goshen, Indiana... more

REVISED DATES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LUNCHEONS

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

All details from our previous post on our upcoming environmental luncheons are correct except that we have switched the presenters for each date. Matt Meersman, Director of the Saint Joseph River Basin Commission, will be presenting on Tuesday, February 25th, and Carrie Tauscher, State Community and... more

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Sister City Cmte—Public invited and encouraged to attend

Today, 5:30pm

Traffic Commission

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 4:30pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, February 24, 2020, 2:00pm

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
Mario Mora, 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 64 sworn, full-time officers, 2 special police officer, 3 sworn reserve officers, 7 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 four (4) Resource Officers: one is assigned to the high school, middle school, intermediate, and one covers 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.