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

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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.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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