Criminal Justice

Hammond Police Part of Region STOP Team

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August 28, 2013 — The City of Hammond is part of a new police initiative designed to target violent and property crimes where they occur most.

The Region STOP Team will consist of full-time police officers from East Chicago, Gary, Hammond and Lake County Sheriff’s Police.  In addition nine part-time members will come from other region communities.  The Region STOP Team will take an aggressive patrol approach and facilitate intelligence sharing among the region’s law enforcement community.

Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller talked with our Sarah Holst about why he decided to join the “Region STOP Team” and what he believes it will do for his city and the entire Region.  Click to watch the conversation.

Police from Crown Point, Dyer, Griffith, Highland, Munster, Schererville, Whiting and Indiana University Northwest and Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, or NICT-D, will also be involved.



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