Police Chief

Letter from the Chief

I have been appointed Chief of Police for the Village of Merrionette Park since May of 2018. I have worked in command positions in two larger departments and hold a Masters Degree in Public Administration and bring many years of experience to our village. Merrionette Park is a unique small, friendly community and I am ready for my new challenge.

Some of you probably have noticed I have been instituting community policing with walking and bike riding officers hitting the streets over the past few months. Many residents and I have started a neighborhood watch program, I extend an invitation to all of our residents to join the neighborhood watch program.

I want the citizens of Merrionette Park to feel safe and comfortable while enjoying their families. I am happy to work for you and want to assure you that we have one of the finest Police Departments in the state. Our Officers are committed to the village and its residents. Please feel free to call or stop in and say hello

John Palcu
Chief of Police/Public Safety Director

Police Chief by the building