Merit Commission

Police Merit Commission SealMeetings

  • 5:00 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of Month
  •  East Chicago Police Department
    2301 E. Columbus Dr.    1st Flr Conf Room
    East Chicago, IN 46312
  • Email:  ecmeritboard@eastchicago.com

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

  • Lora Kokot
  • Richard Peterson
  • Henry Rodriguez
  • Michael Smith
  • Tammy Sloss
  • Enedina Rodriguez, Recording Secretary

Overview

The jurisdiction of the Commission consists of three elements:

  1. Appointing police officers - that includes handling applications and an entrance of eligibility examination and agility tests. Customarily, commissions such as this one will hire testing consultants to compile these examinations. 
  2. Promotions - the Commission is empowered or required to administer a second type of competitive examination plus oral interviews for the purpose of ranking fitness for promotion. There are other requirements such as grades, rank and time in that rank.
  3. Discipline - the Chief of Police has the power to impose certain disciplines; on other matters he has the power to impose charges against an officer and that officer can request a hearing before this Commission before the proposed discipline can take effect.