Est. 1906

Our History

  • June 26th, 1906 -

The "Town" of Merkel was formally incorporated and the first City Marshal's Office was created marking the beginning of the Merkel Police Department.

  • April 12th, 1936 -

Merkel City Marshal's Office / Merkel Police Department's Line of Duty Death (LODD). 
City Marshal Chester C. Hutchenson
EOW: April 12th, 1936...

We are currently seeking out our history!  If you are a Merkel historian and have verified information regarding the history of the Merkel Police Department, we would love to hear from you!  Pictures of past officers and chiefs, badges, patches, anything!  Thank you!