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INTERURBAN TROLLEY SERVICE WILL WAIVE FARES AND IMPLEMENT REAR DOOR BOARDING IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020

Beginning Saturday, March 28, 2020, the Interurban Trolley will waive all fares on both its fixed route and Interurban Trolley Access service in an effort to maintain social distancing until further notice. In addition, we will also implement rear door boarding measures on all of our fixed route... more

CITY OF GOSHEN COUNCIL MEMBER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020

On Thursday at 4:49 p.m. Goshen Mayor Jeremy Stutsman was notified that Councilman Jim McKee tested positive for COVID-19. As soon as the City was notified, the Mayor and staff began personally contacting every council and board member, as well as staff who would have recently attended public... more

A LETTER FROM ELKHART COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS

Friday, March 27, 2020

The following is a letter from Mayors and Commissioners of Elkhart County to the community. It was published March 26, 2020. Dear Community of Elkhart County, The last two weeks, since the World Health Organization declared the new coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, Elkhart County and the rest... more

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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.