On 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.
“The mission of the Merkel Police Department is to effectively and efficiently provide for the protection of lives and property, preserve the public peace, and provide needed community services with the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards.”
Pride in community, Pride in profession.
An Officer will always project a professional image that will instill the confidence of our community.
It is the most important core value to maintain the upmost integrity in all things we do.
An Officer will always maintain proper discipline.
An Officer will have a good reputation; a good quality of character as judged by other people and keep a high moral standard of behavior.
HONOR ABOVE SELF.
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