Goshen Police Department



Goshen Police Department

111 E. Jefferson St.

Goshen, In  46528


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Police Chief:  Wade K. Branson

The Goshen Police Department offers various services that benefit the residents of Goshen.

The Citizensí Academy promotes an understanding between the residents of Goshen and the police officers. The Academy helps to educate citizens about topics such as crime prevention, firearms, and traffic enforcement. For more information on these programs please contact the Police Department at 533-8661.

Noise Ordinance
Goshen has an ordinance regulating noise. Loud mufflers, barking dogs, and loud radios may be found to be in violation of the ordinance. Please keep noise to a minimum.

Curfew for Minors

It is a curfew violation for a child fifteen (15), sixteen (16), or seventeen (17) years of age to be in a public place:

    1.  between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday;

    2.  after 11 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday; or

    3.  before 5 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

A law enforcement officer may not detain a child or take a child into custody based on a violation of the curfew violation unless the law enforcement officer, after making a reasonable determination and considering the facts and surrounding circumstances, reasonably believes that:  1.  the child has violated the above stated violation; and, 2.  there is no legal defense to the violation.

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 Police Department and they will select a qualified individual 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 how to become a Reserve, call 533-8661.

School Resource Officers
The Goshen Police Department provides the Goshen School System with three (3) Resource Officers: one (1) in the High School; one (1) in the Middle School; and one (1) for the Elementary Schools.

2016 Goshen Police Department Hiring

Goshen Police Department is currently accepting applications for Fulltime Police Officers and Reserve Police Officers for the 2016 hiring pool. Those interested in pursuing a career in Law Enforcement are encouraged to apply. You may pick up an application in the Police Department office (only), 111 E. Jefferson, Goshen, IN  Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

Applicants must be 21 and have not reached 36th birthday. Applications are available now until February 13th, 2015.

All applications must be returned to Police Dept. by
February 12
th, 2016 by 5:00 pm.

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