Merrillville Police Department

Police Department

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Merrillville Police

7820 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410

All Police Services
call 911

Non Emergency
Dispatch Center


Drug Tip Hotline
24 Hours 


The Merrillville Police Department is seeking the public's help with identifying drug activity within the town. If you believe that someone in your neighborhood is involved in the sale or trafficking of illegal drugs please call our Drug tip hotline. Callers can remain anonymous or if they prefer, they may leave their contact information so that a detective can speak with them. All information will remain confidential. You can reach the Drug tip hotline at 219-648-2268

Mission Statement

We the members of the Merrillville Police Department are committed to being responsive to the community in the delivery of quality law enforcement services.

We recognize our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to every individual.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Merrillville by working cooperatively with the public and within the framework of the U.S. Constitution to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment.

Guiding Principles

We will provide the highest level of service with a professional and courteous attitude.

We believe that life and individual freedoms are sacred.

We will uphold public trust by serving citizens with compassion and in accordance with the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of Indiana, and the Merrillville Town Ordinances.

We will work to become a more effective organization, and we will serve the community with integrity, honesty, accountability and respect.

We will value an environment of respect and trust among Police Department employees, which strengthens our service to the citizens of Merrillville.

We value the diversity of perspectives and the unique qualities of the neighborhoods within Merrillville.

We will promote teamwork within the Police Department and other Town operations.


The Merrillville Police Department values integrity and honesty in all professional endeavors.

We take pride in working with the community to achieve our goals, and believe the police and community are accountable to each other.

The Department values its employees and their commitment to provide the highest quality of service. We will treat all with respect, dignity and equality.