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Merrill is a city in Lincoln County, Wisconsin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.95 square miles (20.59 sq. km). The City of Merrill had a population of approximately 10,146 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Merrill, Wisconsin is Derek Woellner. Derek Woellner can be contacted at (715) 536-5595 and by email at Derek.Woellner@ci.merrill.wi.us.

Derek Woellner, Mayor
City of Merrill
1004 East First Street
Merrill, WI 54452
Phone: (715) 536-5595
Fax: (715) 539-2668
Email: Derek.Woellner@ci.merrill.wi.us

Merrill City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Merrill, Wisconsin was 260.5, higher than it had been since at least the year 2002, but lower than the national average of 283.8. According to research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 63 registered sex offenders living in Merrill, Wisconsin as of April 02, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in Merrill to the number of sex offenders is 149 to 1.

There were an estimated 225 total crimes per 100,000 people in Merrill, Wisconsin. This rate is lower than the average in the state of Wisconsin which has 2,128 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Merrill is also lower than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Merrill, there were an estimated 31 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of Wisconsin is 320 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 383 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 194 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower than both the Wisconsin average of 1,808 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,362 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Merrill, Wisconsin:

  • The overall crime rate in Merrill is 10% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.73 daily crimes that occur in Merrill.
  • Merrill is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Merrill you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Merrill has decreased by 34%.

Merrill, Wisconsin Police Station Information

Merrill Police Department

The Merrill Police Department has 22 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 10,271 people.

Corey Bennett, Chief of Police
Merrill Police Department
1004 E 1st St
Merrill, WI 54452
Email: police@ci.merrill.wi.us
Phone: (715) 536-8311
Fax: (715) 536-5930
Emergency: 911
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Merrill Police Dept
Merrill Police Facebook

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of Merrill, Wisconsin.

Ken Schneider, Sheriff
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
1104 E. First Street
Merrill WI 54452
Email: kschneider@co.lincoln.wi.us
Phone: (715) 536-6274 (Sheriff) and (715) 536-6272
Fax: (715) 536-6206
Emergency: 911

Lincoln County Sheriff

Lincoln County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Lincoln County Jail
1104 E. First Street
Merrill WI 54452
Phone: (715) 536-6275
Jail Administrator: (715) 536-6275
Fax: (715) 536-3466 and (715) 539-8432 (Jail Nurse)

Lincoln County Jail

Police Records Request in Merrill, Wisconsin

Police records can be obtained from the Records Section of the Merrill Police Department during normal business hours. Requests for police records can be made by completing and submitting the City’s Police Records Request Form.

Open Records Request Form:

Merrill Request Form

The location and reports request contact information is as follows:

Merrill Police Department
1004 E 1st St
Merrill, WI 54452
Email: police@ci.merrill.wi.us
Phone: (715) 536-8311
Fax: (715) 536-5930
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Police Records Requests, Merrill Police Department:

Merrill Police Records

Public records can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office. Requests for public records can be made by completing and submitting the City’s Open Records Request Form. The completed application shall be hand delivered, mailed, or sent via fax to the City Clerk’s office during regular office hours, except during legal holidays.

Open Records Request Form:

Merrill Records Request

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Bill Heideman, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of Merrill
City Hall
1004 East First Street
Merrill, WI 54452
Phone: (715) 536-5594
Fax: (715) 539-2668
Email: Bill.Heideman@ci.merrill.wi.us

Merrill City Clerk

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