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Being a part of Team Merriam means taking pride in serving the public and improving our community. We have a long tradition of service excellence, a tradition that is made possible by our officers. Our core values are Courage, Sacrifice, and Compassion. The Merriam Police Department believes in the value of creating strong connections in our community. Throughout the year, officers participate in many events across the city – building relationships with our community and raising money for charitable organizations.
Performs police patrol, investigations, traffic enforcement, report writing, and other police activities. Exercise good judgment based on training and continuing education.
Police Officer Job Description(PDF, 20KB)
Pay & Benefits
The Merriam Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.
The Johnson County Regional Police Academy is located in Overland Park, Kansas, on the campus of Johnson County Community College. The Police Academy provides basic law enforcement training for officers from more than 30 agencies in the suburban Kansas City area. Successful completion of the 16-week academy results in certification as a Kansas law enforcement officer.
Cpt. Troy Duvanel