IMPD re-deploys traffic branch officers to combat crime

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says it will re-deploy 27 officers from the Homeland Security Division Traffic Branch to help combat crime in the city.

According to a release from IMPD, motorcycle officers will be assigned to designated hotspot areas throughout Indianapolis and will help the Operations Division focus on people, places, and activities that contribute to crime and the fear of it. IMPD says the officers will perform these duties when they’re not assigned to special events in the city, like the Indianapolis 500.

IMPD and the Division of Homeland Security say they will continue coordinating their efforts to ensure Indianapolis’ special events are safe and secure. They say this coordination will now extend to the police department’s daily operations.

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