GarY Police

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Gary Police Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Gary Police Department is to work in partnership with the Citizens of Gary to improve the quality of life by enforcing the laws of the city, state and federal government, while applying the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and accountability.

We will strive to be a proactive organization, maintain a working relationship with other agencies; and obtain and preserve the trust of the community we serve.

Working in Partnership with the Citizens of Gary to Improve the Quality of Life

Derrick Cannon
Chief of Police

The Gary Police Department is actively recruiting and invites interested candidates to apply. If you’re considering a career with the Gary Police Department, download the application review the selection process timeline, as it outlines important dates for testing and hiring. For inquiries about the recruitment process, contact or call 219-806-6475

Download the ApplicationView Selection Process Timeline


Welcome to the Gary Police Department Citizens Online Police Reporting System. If this is an Emergency please call 911. Using this online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately. Please confirm the following to find out if online citizen police report filing is right for you:

  • This is not an Emergency?
  • This incident occurred within the Gary City limits and not in the unincorporated area of Calumet Township?
  • This did not occur on a State Freeway?

If you answered yes to all of the above questions, you are ready to file your report online. Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report. If you answered no to any of the questions please look at our Online Citizen Police Report Frequently Asked Questions section.



Administrative Staff


Derrick Cannon

Deputy Chief

Brian Evans

Investigative Services

Commander Jack Hamady

Supportive Services

Commander James Bond

Special Operations

Commander Marlin Gray

Uniformed Services

Commander Dawn Westerfield