Munster Police Department

  • Agency: Munster Police Department
  • Address: 1001 Ridge Rd, Munster, 46321 IN
  • Chief: Nick Panich (Chief of police)
Phone: 219-836-6600
Fax: (219) 836-8134

Munster Police Department is located at 1001 Ridge Rd, Munster, 46321 IN. The Chief of police of the department is Nick Panich. The Munster Police Department phone number is 219-836-6600.

Munster Police Department News

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Munster Police Department's Investigations Unit at 219-836-6632. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

The Town of Munster was recently ranked as the 6th safest city in Indiana by Thank you to our residents who help to keep our town safe by reporting suspicious activity immediately and by getting involved in our many community policing programs and events throughout the year.

On Saturday, Oct. 27th, the Munster Police Department participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take Back Day. Our department took in eight boxes of drugs with a total weight of 151 pounds at our station. These boxes were turned over to the DEA to be destroyed in a safe and appropriate manner. Thank you to the many residents who participated in the take back event this year.

Please help Elliott Elementary School win the National Family Partnership's Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest by going to the link below and clicking "VOTE." Thanks again to Elliott School and the parents who helped to put together this fun and memorable photo for the students during Red Ribbon Week.

Please note that our Neighborhood and Business Crime Watch newsletters will be delayed this week. They will be going out late Wednesday instead of today.

The tragic deaths of three children boarding a school bus in Rochester, Indiana provides another opportunity to reminder drivers of Indiana laws regarding school bus stops. When approaching a school bus from any direction which is stopped with its flashing red lights activated and its stop arm extended, motorists are required to STOP, even on multiple lane highways. Motorists who are on a highway that is divided by a barrier or unimproved median (i.e. a concrete or cable barrier, or a grass median) are required to stop only if they are traveling the same direction as the school bus. If there is no unimproved median or barrier, then all lanes in all directions must stop. Disregarding a school bus stop arm is a serious violation and one that school bus drivers are quick to report. Violation of this law is a Class “A” infraction and is punishable by a maximum fine of up to $10,000.

Taken along Calumet Avenue at the entrance to the former Police Station in the Old Town Hall building at Ridge and Calumet.

Congratulations to our 2018 Citizens Police Academy class. The sixteen-member class spent the last eight weeks learning about the Munster Police Department and the role of a police officer in our community. Following their graduation last evening, each of them will now be going on ride alongs with Munster Police officers during the coming weeks. Thank you to this dedicated group of residents for participating this year and we hope to hold another session next fall for interested residents.

We would like to encourage residents to participate in the "9pm Routine". Each night at 9pm, check to see if your car is locked, the windows are shut, your home is locked, and your exterior garage or shed is secure. If everyone followed the 9pm Routine, we could greatly reduce incidents of thefts as thieves always are looking for easy targets. Encourage your friends and neighbors to join in with the 9pm routine to promote safety in your neighborhood. #9PMRoutine

THANK YOU to the over 80 residents who participated in last night's final Munster Crime Watch Meeting of the year at the Town Hall. The meeting included crime statistics, updates on recent incidents, and a presentation on basic self-defense and personal safety. We also recognized our sixteen member Citizens Police Academy class for completing the 8-weeks of classes and they presented our department with generous donations to various community policing programs during their recognition portion of the meeting. The great participation from our community helps to keep our programs going strong. Thank you again for your participation and support and congratulations to our graduates!

Drug Take Back this Saturday (tomorrow), October 27th from 10am-2pm at the Munster Police Department. Please bring any un-used or expired medication for proper disposal purposes. No sharps please. Thank you!

Great job to Elliott Elementary School for getting their students together to form a red ribbon week to help promote Red Ribbon Week. Our officers were proud to be a part of their group photo. Thanks to the parents and staff members, as well as the members present from the Munster Fire Department, who helped to organize the photo this year.

MUNSTER RED RIBBON WEEK POSTER CONTEST WINNERS Congratulations to the winners of the Munster Police Department and Choice Community Council's Annual Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest. The purpose of this contest is to raise awareness about Red Ribbon Week and the importance of drug prevention among our community's youth. The contest was open to any Munster student, grades K-12, and the grand prize winner this year was Rachel Vale, a fifth grade student at St. Thomas More School who won a $50 gift card. Additional individual school winners included: Krisha Patel (Eads Elementary School), Anastazja Matyskiewicz (Elliott Elementary School), Berlyn Compton (Frank Hammond Elementary School), Lily Gena (St. Paul's Lutheran School), Nadia Pierre-Auguste (Wilbur Wright Middle School), and Tatianja Clark (Munster High School). Each of these individual school winners received a $25 gift card. Congratulations again to this year's winners and thank you to the many students who entered this year's poster contest sponsored by the Choice Community Council.

The Munster Police Department will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take Back Day next Saturday, October 27th from 10am to 2pm at our station, located at 1001 Ridge Road. Please bring any unused or expired medication for proper disposal purposes. No sharps please. Thanks in advance for participating.

Munster Crime Watch Meeting NEXT THURSDAY, October 25th at 7pm at the Town Hall. Crime stats, updates on recent incidents, self-defense presentation, and three door prizes! Call 219-836-6639 for more info.

The Munster Police Department was nominated to participate in a K-9 fundraising grant sponsored by AFTERMATH. To support our efforts, please click on the link and complete the appropriate form to vote for our department to receive this grant. The top prize is $5,000 towards our program. Voting ends on November 2nd. Thanks for your support!

Important Information from the Town of Munster

Anyone with information is asked to contact our Investigations Unit at 219-836-6658. You can remain anonymous. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

The Munster Police Department participated with many other area law enforcement agencies in supporting the Fair Haven Center for Women's Fairy Tale Ball event on Sunday, October 14th at the Halls of St. George in Schererville. The officers escorted the many guests to their tables and performed other duties throughout the afternoon. For more information about Fair Haven's available services to the community, please visit

Thank you to MISS PRINT for continuing to provide Police Trading Cards for our officers to pass out to area children while they are out in the community or at the schools. Several thousand of these cards are passed out to kids each year by our officers, and allow kids to get to know our town's police officers in a positive way. Thanks MISS PRINT!

Be sure to stop by the Munster Fire Department's Open House this Saturday!