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Merrillville, Indiana



Merrillville Police Department

7820 Broadway

Merrillville, IN 46410

Phone: 219-769-3531

Fax: 219-769-3846





Starting Salary: $54,000

Population: 35,000

Sworn Officers: 55

Application Deadline: 3/21/18




The Merrillville Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Patrolman until March 21, 2018.



Applications are available at:


7820 Broadway

Merrillville, IN 46410




Online at:




  • At least 21 years of age and less than 36

  • Possess a valid driverís license

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency

  • US citizen or applied for citizenship

  • No convictions for OWI or under the influence of drugs

  • No conviction for a felony or a Class A misdemeanor

  • Vision correctable to 20/20



  • Starting salary of $54,000

  • Annual clothing allowance of $1,500

  • Residency benefit of $850

  • Specialty pay $500

  • Longevity pay of $100 for every year of  service; Beginning at 5 years and continuing up to $3000 at 30 years

  • Full pay at the police academy

  • 14 paid holidays

  • Sick days- 72 hours per  year

  • 2 weeks vacation after 1 year of service

  • 4 personal days

  • Comprehensive insurance package (health, dental, life)

  • Take home car

  • Unlimited overtime











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