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Mission StatementKostaNusesnew

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.
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