INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detective is using his years of experience patrolling the streets to help get youth off of them.
Detective Harry Dunn started the Him by Her organization to empower today’s young people to do better. Him by Her stands for Helping Improve Mankind by Healing Every Race.
“I believe one of the things you can do for a person, if not the only thing you can do for a person, is offer them an opportunity and limit their excuses,” said Detective Dunn.
The program’s goal is to to offer financial literacy programs and job training for blue and white collar jobs. It’s also planning to offer after school programs for IPS students.
Him by Her’s first community meeting is being held Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. in a converted school at the corner of East 30th Street and Forest Manor. It’s located in the heart of the crime-ridden 46218 zip code, just four blocks from where IMPD Officer Perry Renn was shot and killed over the weekend.
Detective Dunn says one of the reasons for the current crime spate is a lack of jobs.
“I believe all crime, all crime can be prevented if the individuals that committed the crimes were at work,” said Dunn.
Detective Dunn says he’s also looking to partner with the courts and school systems.
He says his goal is to reach 20,000 people.