Town PD Talk set for Oct. 26 at Dean and Barbara White Community Center

Town PD Talk set for Oct. 26 at Dean and Barbara White Community Center

Law enforcement is an essential part of every community, and residents have a unique opportunity to learn how the Merrillville Police Department operates.

Merrillville’s finest will provide an in-depth look at the department during the Town PD Talk that’s scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Dean and Barbara White Community Center, 6600 Broadway.

This event is part of the Town Talk series, which is a TED Talk-style program. Merrillville Police Chief Kosta Nuses will serve as the emcee of the Town PD Talk while Merrillville officers and Town officials present a variety of information about the department.

“The Police Department is always looking for opportunities to engage with residents, and the Town PD Talk is a perfect way to strengthen our relationship with the community,” Nuses said.

The event will include presentations from the Detective Bureau and Patrol Division. A Merrillville K-9 Unit demonstration is also scheduled. The K-9 unit is a growing aspect of the Police Department. It now features four dogs, which allows for a K-9 officer to serve on each shift.

Interim Town Manager Michael Griffin will also participate in the Town PD Talk by providing a history of policing.

The event also calls for the audience to get involved in a Q&A session.

“The Merrillville Police Department has long understood the importance of working with the community to enhance operations,” Town Council President Rick Bella said. “This is an excellent opportunity to see exactly how the men and women of our Police Department work to keep our Town a safe place to live and visit.”

Visit for more information about the Town Talk series and to watch video from past Town Talk sessions.