Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott Announces Administrative Personnel Changes

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is pleased to announce numerous changes taking place in his administration. “Three of the positions listed below were created for succession purposes,” stated Mayor McDermott. “For instance, Mark, Rick and Matt will be able to step in and fulfill the duties of their respective Directors in the case of illness, vacation or other unforeseen …

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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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Lear Corporation to Build New $30 million, 240,000 sq. ft. Facility in Hammond

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Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., and the City of Hammond’s Economic Development team, is proud to announce that a development agreement between the Lear Corporation and the City of Hammond will be presented for approval to the Hammond Redevelopment Commission on Tuesday, July 18th. This agreement represents months of negotiations to keep Hammond’s 4th largest employer in the City and …

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Mayor McDermott Answers Seven Questions that Clarify Hammond’s Position on the South Shore Expansion

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In response to a misleading Times editorial on Sunday July 2nd, Mayor McDermott felt the need to clarify Hammond’s position on this proposal by answering the following seven questions: Without Hammond’s commitment of $27 million dollars, The Times editors warn that “… Hammond would lose out on construction of a new Gateway Station, a maintenance facility and a South Hammond …

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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, …

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Consolidation Plans for Hammond City and Lake Superior Courts

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that on January 9, 2017 the Hammond City Council voted and he approved an ordinance to consolidate the Hammond City Court with Lake Superior Court in a cost cutting move. Under the terms of the approved ordinance, Hammond City Court will cease to operate as of January 1, 2019. The City of …

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Hammond Partners with Leopardo Energy to Develop Energy Conservation Program

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that Hammond is partnering with Leopardo Energy to develop and implement an energy conservation program to help the City go green. Using guaranteed energy savings financing, the City will make upgrades to its facilities, streetlights and fleet that will reduce its carbon footprint and lower expenses. Over the next 14 months, residents …

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Mayor McDermott Speaks at the 2017 Annual Police Memorial Service

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Mayor McDermott spoke at the Annual Hammond Police Memorial on May 24, 2017. Below is a transcript of that speech: Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our elected officials…… I would like to welcome you all today to this most solemn occasion—remembering Hammond police officers and officers all across the nation who …

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Hammond City Council Considers Updates to HHRC Mission to Include LGBTQIA

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the Hammond City Council will consider an ordinance amending section 34.231 of the Hammond Municipal Code pertaining to the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to the powers and duties of the Hammond Human Relations Commission. This amendment, sponsored by Councilwoman at Large Janet Venecz, will be on the agenda …

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 …