Department Mission Statement
To serve and protect the community by preserving the peace, providing rapid response to emergency situations, and deterring crime through prevention, education, enforcement and apprehension of law violators; utilizing available resources in an effective manner; applying moral, ethical, legal, and professional standards, while being responsive to the community, as well as employee needs.
The Munster Police Department is comprised of 41 dedicated sworn officers utilizing the latest technology and law enforcement equipment to make Munster one of the safest communities in northwest Indiana and in the country.
Established in 1955, the Munster Police Department has grown with the community and now has dedicated itself with programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), the School Resource Officer Program, and other crime prevention initiatives. We also work closely with our neighboring departments to make the region as crime free as possible.
The Munster Police Department is an accredited law enforcement agency through the Commission for the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
Accredited July 28th, 2008
To Report Non-Emergencies AND Emergencies: CALL 911
Department Phone Tree: 219-836-8810
Department Fax Number: 219-836-8134
The Munster Police Department utilizes a service provided by NIXLE, LLC, FACEBOOK, and TWITTER to provide emergency alerts & advisories, traffic alerts and information on community activities hosted by the police department. Residents are urged to sign-up for these free services if they are interested in receiving this type of information. Notifications are sent via text message and/or by email. Residents may subscribe to the service by clicking on the above icons or by going to www.nixle.com or www.twitter.com/munsterpolicein
Residents and businesses are also encouraged to click on the banner above to access the REGIONAL CRIME REPORT, which the Munster Police Department joined up with in September 2014. Through this site you can access an updated map displaying crime activity in Munster. Residents and businesses can also sign up to receive the weekly Crime Watch newsletter through the banner displayed on this page.