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, 544KB)
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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. Jeremiah Waters
Merriam, Kansas, is located in the Kansas City metro. Though small in size with 11,200 residents, we respond to about 10,000 calls for service each year.
The Merriam Police Department is guided by the philosophy of community policing.
Bike safety with kids
Citizens Academy gun training
Citizens Academy radar training
Future Police Officer
Greeting kids at Merriam Park Elementary
Grilling for the community
Halloween Happenings with Police
Kids at Crestview Elementary
Life Saving Award
National Night Out
Games at National Night Out
Neighborhood Block Party
Police flags at Flags 4 Freedom
Prescription Drug Takeback
Training in the woods
Treats from the community