Corey Bennett

Corey Bennett

Police Chief
City Hall

Corey Bennett is Police Chief.

Prior to his appointment in 2017 as Police Chief, Corey was Police Captain for the City of Merrill, Police Chief for the City of Ladd in Illinois, and worked as an officer and dispatcher. Corey grew up in Peoria, IL. He spent his childhood summers, and sometimes winters, visiting family in the Merrill/Wausau area.

From a young age, Corey knew that he wanted to live in northern Wisconsin, and raise his family here. He moved to Merrill in 1997. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration with a minor in Sociology and Electricity/Electronics from Western Illinois University. He earned an associate’s degree in Police Science from Illinois Central College. He also attended the Law Enforcement Recruit Academy at Northcentral Technical College. When he isn’t managing operations at the Merrill Police Department, Corey enjoys hunting, fishing and boating.


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