Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott Announces the Installation and Operation of “Hammond’s Blue Net”

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The City of Hammond is proud to announce “Hammond’s Blue Net”, a string of 33 permanently mounted License Plate Reading (LPR) cameras, are now permanently mounted and fully operating on all Hammond entry and exit points. These 33 permanent locations will be aided by 2 mobile units that are continuously operating in police cars operating at all times on the …

Hammond Blood Drive Helps Hurricane Victims

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Heartland Blood Centers have partnered with Hammond Parks & Recreation and the Hammond FOP #51 to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:00pm to 4:00 pm Where: Hammond Civic Center 5825 S. Sohl Avenue Hammond, IN 46320 Walk ins are welcome, but advance appointments are appreciated and can be scheduled at www.heartlandbc.org. Be sure …

Applicants Sought for New Hammond Police Academy Bound Sponsorship Program

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Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and the City of Hammond Police Department are seeking applicants for the new Hammond Academy Bound sponsorship program. The program sponsors Hammond residents wishing to become Hammond Police Officers. Applications will be accepted starting Monday, July 31st through Friday, August 11th in the Chief’s office at the Hammond Police Department located at 509 Douglas Street in …

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Hammond Increases Police Presence Through Hiring of Correction Officers

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is pleased to announce the hiring of four new civilian Correction Officers. These Correction Officers will take the place of uniformed Hammond Police Department officers who have traditionally guarded the detainees in Hammond City Jail. “This is comparable to hiring four police officers,” stated Mayor McDermott. “With the new Correctional Officers, four of our …

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Mayor McDermott Announces “Academy Bound” Scholarship Program

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr is proud to announce a new scholarship program Academy Bound which will allow approved applicants the opportunity to attend the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (NILEA) free of charge. This program is designed to give pre-qualified Hammond residents a “fast track option” to become a police officer in the City of Hammond. Hammond residents, …

Hammond Police Launch New Patrol Vehicles Equipped with LPR Cameras

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Hammond Mayor, Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that on Friday April 7, 2017 the Hammond Police launched their new patrol vehicles equipped with LPR (license plate reader) cameras.  This is a prelude to the 33 cameras that will cover every major entry and exit point in Hammond.  These cameras will augment the six crime fighting cameras already in place. This …

Hammond Police Raise $38k for Charity

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Last year in an effort to help at-risk kids in our city, officers of the Hammond Police Department decided to start a charity drive. It was simple enough; volunteer officers would stand at major intersections in uniform and collect donations from the community. The response was overwhelming, both in the generosity shown and the communication between the community and the …