Through continuing participation with other agencies, the Merrillville Police Department receives
state grant money to take part in special enforcement projects such as Operation Pull-over national seat belt mobilization campaign and the D.U.I. taskforce, which targets impaired drivers. The success of these enforcement efforts, combined with the hard work and dedication
of every Merrillville Police Officers, has led to nearly an 85% seat belt usage rate within the Town.
New Accident Reporting Requirements
Motorists involved in collisions resulting in injury, death or damage of $1,000 or more (as determined by the reporting officer) must file an "INDIANA OPERATOR'S PROOF OF INSURANCE/CRASH REPORT" (SR 21 - State Form 52441) within 10 days. This form must be filed with the BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES. Your insurance agent must sign the form if you had insurance at the time of the accident.
This policy differs from past requirements, wherein motorists filed an accident report (Yellow Form) with the Indiana State Police. The Yellow form has been replaced with this current SR 21.