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
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  • 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
  • Lora Kokot
  • Rodolfo Sanchez
  • Henry Rodriguez
  • Tammy Sloss

Recording Secretary: Enedina Rodriguez


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.