Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

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 …

Hammond’s Citizen Advisory Commission Seeking Interested Applicants for Districting Commission

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The Hammond Police and Citizen Advisory Commission (HPCAC) is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Districting Commission within the five Hammond police districts.   The HPCAC’s, mission is to improve the relationship between the police department and the community. The commission works to strengthen and promote policing programs, enhance communication among the community and police, educate residents about making …

Hammond Police Memorial Ceremony

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., The Hammond Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police #51 invite all area residents to join us in honoring Hammond’s fallen officers by attending the Hammond FOP 51’s yearly Police Officer Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at The Hammond Police Department, located at 509 Douglas Street.