The Town of Merrillville swore in four new Police Officers as well as two new Police Commissioners increasing the current three member board to five. The new officers are replacing vacancies created by retiring officers this year.
So much for fun… these new officers are off for training starting the very next morning after signing their official papers from being sworn in as Merrillville Police Officers. Welcome men and we look forward to swearing in a new female Police Officer next month!
The Town Council changed the current three member Police Commission to the maximum allowed five member board according to State Code. This has allowed the council to add two new members to assist with all of the work the Police Commission is going with the new Police Chief and Assistant Chief as they make changes to the way policing is done in Merrillville. Congratulations to Pete Dragojevic, Jr. and Willam Poling. We thank them for their willingness to give of their time and expertise to help make the Merrillville Police Department the best it can be.