City-County council president proposes plan to hire more IMPD officers

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

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A proposed solution to a shortage of officers in Indianapolis was shared at Monday nights city-county council meeting.

City-County Council President, Maggie Lewis ended Monday’s meeting by saying she will begin a series of meetings, to act on a recommendation by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department staffing commission.

Lewis said she hopes to ask non-profit organizations if they’d be willing to help pay for the additional 200 officers. The commission says IMPD needs.

She says non-profits don’t pay taxes, yet officers are often needed at their events downtown to help with security. She stressed it would be voluntary.

The exploratory meetings will be held with the current “rules and public policy committee.”

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