City of Cordova Welcomes New Chief of Police

Aug 22, 2022Press Releases

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August 22nd, 2022


City of Cordova Welcomes New Chief of Police


Last Wednesday, City hosted a farewell party for Chief Nate Taylor who is moving with his family to take a position as Officer with the Valdez Police Department. Nate is excited for the opportunities being on the road system will afford his family and we wish him all the best in his next chapter. Nate served Cordova for nearly ten years as an Officer then Chief. City Manager Helen Howarth and Mayor Dave Allison both shared their thanks for his years of dedicated service during his farewell party.

City of Cordova is pleased to announce that Andrew Goss has joined City of Cordova as its new Chief of Police, effective immediately. City’s police consultant, Greg Russell, after an extensive background check and interview process, believes Chief Goss will be an excellent fit for the position. City Manager Helen Howarth said, “I was impressed not only by Andrew’s knowledge and expertise but also by his love for our town.”

Andrew moved here a year ago when his wife Kadee Goss accepted a job at CCMC as Chief Nursing Officer.  They purchased a house here and have four children, all of whom attend Cordova schools.

Andrew’s credentials make him a highly qualified chief: he was a Sergeant with the Tooele Utah (suburb of Salt Lake City) Police Department where he had high level experience in a busy department.  He is fluent in Spanish, has training and experience in interrogation, crisis intervention, and emergency response.  In his prior job he was an investigator, member of the Major Accident Investigation Team, a K-9 officer, field training officer, and instructor in de-escalation, taser operations, and emergency vehicle operations. He has his C.N.A. License and is medically certified to take control of a scene until EMT/Ambulance arrives.

There will be an official swearing in ceremony at the next Council meeting on September 7th.