The Police Department in Merriam, Kansas dates back to 1951, just one year after the City of Merriam was formed. Over the next decade, the department experienced several changes that led to the department that you see today including new hires, new police cars, new equipment, and cooperation with the Johnson County Sheriff's department. For a full history, you may download the History of the Merriam Police Department.
The Merriam Police Department is guided by a philosophy of community policing, but what does that mean to you? For us, it means the police department is here for you and you are here for the police department.
The Merriam Police Department strives to keep neighborhoods safe, but we need your help. Police officers are unable to see everything, so please call us when something seems wrong in your neighborhood. We will always be responsive to your problems and will do what we can to assist.
If you would like to get involved with the Merriam Police Department, we offer an annual Citizens Police Academy. The Academy gives officers an opportunity to show residents what they do, how they work to keep you safe, and how much they enjoy their jobs. The Academy meets once per week during each fall. Register online to experience what an officer of the Merriam Police Department does to “protect and serve.”
If you are concerned about crime in your neighborhood, but don’t know how to stay up-to-date on local safety issues, check out our Crime Map. The crime mapping tool lets you view where crimes reported in Merriam occur.
Let us know if there's any other information you would like to see on our website, or suggestions for how we can improve how we communicate and engage residents. Community policing is about working together!
It is an honor to serve the citizens of Merriam.