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Friday, November 15, 2019

Governing Body: Goshen Economic Improvement District Board Date of Meeting: December 5, 2019 Time of Meeting: 7:30 a.m. Place of Meeting: Goshen City Annex Building Conference Room 204 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5,... more


Thursday, November 14, 2019

The following boards and commissions seats will be vacated January 1, 2020. The Goshen City Council will make appointments for all the positions listed. Redevelopment Commission:  Two (2) openings, each for one (1) year. To read about the Redevelopment Commission and some of the projects they've... more


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Leaf pickup was paused this week after the city got close to two feet of snow Monday and early Tuesday. Piles of leaves got covered in snow and are now out of sight. Between Monday, Nov. 18, and Thanksgiving Day, the Street Department will continue collecting leaves, working extra hours to collect... more

Upcoming Events All »

Plan Commission

Today, 4:00pm

City Council meeting

Today, 7:00pm

Sister City Cmte—Public invited and encouraged to attend

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 5:30pm


José D. Miller, Chief of Police
111 E. Jefferson St.
Goshen, IN 46528
Emergencies: 911

Shawn C. Turner, Assistant Chief of Police
Bill Hubbard, 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, 1 special police officer, 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.