Hammond Police Launch New Patrol Vehicles Equipped with LPR Cameras

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Hammond Mayor, Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that on Friday April 7, 2017 the Hammond Police launched their new patrol vehicles equipped with LPR (license plate reader) cameras.  This is a prelude to the 33 cameras that will cover every major entry and exit point in Hammond.  These cameras will augment the six crime fighting cameras already in place. This …

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Citywide Sidewalk Repairs

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott and the City Council agree upon citywide sidewalk repairs of $600,000. The six district councilmen will provide a combined total $450,000 of their gaming monies to the sidewalk repair program with Mayor McDermott contributing $150,000. Approximately 1 to 1.5 miles of sidewalks are repaired each year throughout the six districts typically at a cost of a …

Mayor McDermott Announces 2017 Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities Award Winners

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces the 2017 award winners at the Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities 31st Annual Awards Breakfast and Resource Fair which took place this morning at the Dynasty Banquet Hall. Awards are presented in seven categories: Business Award Individual Adult Volunteer Award Individual Adult Award Youth Volunteer Youth Caregiver Award Charles Nagy Junior Award The 2017 Awards …

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Mayor McDermott Issues Executive Order Regarding Transition of Hammond City Court

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Executive Order 17-01 Whereas, Approved by the the Hammond Common Council was an Ordinance concerning the orderly transition of cases from the Hammond City Court to the Lake Superior Court; and Whereas, The Mayor of the City of Hammond, as chief executive may by executive order exercise any executive power granted to him by law and statute; and Whereas, The …

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Mayor McDermott Announces Plan to Combat “Imported” Crime

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I have been blessed to be Hammond’s mayor. During the course of my political career, I have learned many things about being, what I consider, a good mayor. One of the biggest lessons I have learned: Controlling Hammond’s crime problem is my No. 1 responsibility. That is why I pride myself on my excellent relationship with the men and women …

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Warming Shelters Available in Response to Expected Extreme Cold

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Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has announced that due to the extreme cold expected this week, the City of Hammond has mobilized and identified several buildings as warming centers, including: The Jean Shepherd Center, the Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse and Central Fire Station. Individuals may use these facilities during regular operating hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. if necessary to …

Hammond Activates New Pedestrian Traffic Signal

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. proudly announces the activation of a new traffic signal near Maywood School to improve pedestrian safety for trail users of the Erie-Lackawanna Trail at 165th Street near Howard Avenue. “We’ve been looking for a solution to improve trail use at the crossing over the past two years,” stated Mayor McDermott. “We found a great working …

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Mayor McDermott Responds to Governor Pence’s Appointment of Hammond City Court Judge

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Hammond resident and acting Hammond City Court Judge Gerald Kray has been doing a professional and competent job acting as Hammond City Court Judge since the sudden passing of Hammond’s elected Judge Jeffery Harkin. Nonetheless, Hammond City Officials learned from the media today that the Chairwoman of the St. John Republican Party, Amy Jorgensen, has been selected by Indiana’s outgoing …