Merit Commission

Police Merit Commission SealMeetings

  • 430 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month
  •  East Chicago City Hall
    4525 Indianapolis Blvd. 2nd Flr. Council Chambers East Chicago, IN 46312
  • Email:  ecmeritboard@gmail.com
  • Due to Covid19 Restrictions meetings are conducted via zoom and in person (masks and social distancing are required when attending in person)  
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  • Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

  • Members
  • Ricardo Chavarria
  • Diane M. Perez
  • Rodolfo Sanchez
  • Henry Rodriguez
  • Tammy Sloss

Recording Secretary: Enedina Rodriguez

This calendar shows the approximate number of meetings.  In some instances, additional meetings may be required by the Police Merit Commission and at times may be held in a different location or rescheduled. Notice of same shall be posted and advertised.  

Meeting Dates 2022:


January 5, 2022
January 19, 2022
February 2, 2022
February 16, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 16, 2022
April 6, 2022
April 20, 2022
May 4, 2022
May 18, 2022
June 1, 2022
June 15, 2022
July 6, 2022
July 20, 2022
August 3, 2022
August 17, 2022
September 7, 2022
September 21, 2022
October 5, 2022
October 19, 2022
November 2, 2022
November 16, 2022
December 7, 2022
December 21, 2022

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.