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Chuck Brewer Public Safety Plan


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Indianapolis Republican mayoral candidate Chuck Brewer is unveiling a 12-point public safety plan that has a heavy focus on attacking the illegal drug trade, increasing police intelligence and providing more social services to aid in crime prevention.

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Chuck Brewer Public Safety Plan

  1. 1. Paid  for  and  authorized  by  Friends  of  Chuck  Brewer                                                                                                                                        Media  Contact:  Jennifer  Hallowell   For  Immediate  Release                                                                                                                                                              Mobile:  (317)  345-­‐3316   August  13,  2015         CHUCK  BREWER  ANNOUNCES  12-­‐POINT  PUBLIC  SAFETY  PLAN   WHICH  INCLUDES  ADDING  POLICE  OFFICERS,  SOCIAL   RESOURCE  OFFICERS,  AND  A  HEROIN  TASKFORCE   Brewer’s  plan  includes  combination  of  171  new  public  safety  personnel,  increased   collaboration,  and  additional  investments  in  technology     Indianapolis-­‐  Today,  Chuck  Brewer,  candidate  for  Mayor  of  Indianapolis  announced  his  12-­‐point  public   safety  plan  aimed  at  preventing  and  fighting  crime  to  make  Indianapolis  a  safer  city.  Public  safety  is  one   of  the  four  pillars  of  Brewer’s  overall  plan,  “Envision  Indy.”       “The  most  fundamental,  core  responsibility  for  city  government  is  to  ensure  and  improve  the  safety  of   our  residents  and  all  of  those  who  visit  our  city,”  said  Brewer.  “It  is  crucial  that  we  recognize  programs   that  have  had  success  and  build  on  that  success  by  utilizing  new  technology  and  innovative  crime  fighting   tactics.”       “We  need  to  make  sure  we  have  enough  police  officers,”  continued  Brewer.  “But  we  also  need  to  support   those  officers  with  the  staff  and  tools  that  they  need  to  keep  our  city  safe.  Above  all,  we  need  to  work   together  as  a  community,  pooling  our  collective  resources  to  ensure  we  have  strong,  safe  neighborhoods   across  the  entire  city.”     Chuck  Brewer’s  12-­‐Point  Public  Safety  Plan     1. Add  115  police  officers  to  IMPD  as  currently  planned  by  Mayor  Ballard  and  the  City-­‐County   Council,  by  the  end  of  2019.     2. Add  an  additional  35  new  police  officers  for  a  total  of  150  additional  police  officers  and  21  new   staff  members  to  IMPD  for  a  total  of  171  new  police  officers  and  staff  by  the  end  of  2019.     3. Recruit,  train  and  hire  21  civilian  Social  Resource  Officers,  employed  by  IMPD,  who   will  connect  high-­‐risk  families  and  individuals  with  service  agencies  that  can  provide  treatment,   counseling,  and  alternatives  to  a  life  of  crime.  Social  Resource  Officers  will  work  with  families   of  homicide  victims,  victims  of  sex  crimes,  those  who  are  committing  burglary  to  support  a  family   and/or  a  drug  habit,  victims  and  families  of  victims  of  child  abuse,  domestic  violence  victims  and   their  children,  and  with  at  risk  juveniles  and  their  families.  *        
  2. 2. Paid  for  and  authorized  by  Friends  of  Chuck  Brewer   4. Launch  Enhanced  Community  Policing,  a  renewed  focus  on  community  policing  and  community   partnerships  while  utilizing  technological  advances  through  intelligence  led  policing.  This  will   build  on  current  efforts  utilizing  data  to  reduce,  disrupt  and  prevent  crime.     5. Establish,  staff  and  deploy  a  fully  functional  Real-­‐Time  Intelligence  Center  to  give  officers  and   detectives  instant  information  and  intelligence  to  better  allocate  resources,  identify  patterns  and   stop  emerging  crime.       6. Equip  officers  who  have  patrol  duties  with  body  and  dashboard  cameras  to  increase   transparency,  which  will  both  build  trust  between  the  community  and  police  officers  and  also   protect  officers  in  instances  where  controversy  arises.       7. Reinstate  the  Indianapolis  Violence  Reduction  Partnership  to  engage  the  community  and  to   connect  law  enforcement  efforts  within  Marion  County.  In  the  late  1990’s,  Indianapolis  pioneered   a  project  that  led  to  a  dramatic  reduction  in  violent  crime.  The  Indianapolis  Violence  Reduction   Partnership  (IVRP)  will  consist  of  regular  collaboration  among  decision  makers  of  a  variety  of   organizations  that  can  dedicate  resources,  including  the  Mayor’s  office,  IMPD,  the  US  Attorney’s   Office,  the  Sheriff’s  Department,  the  Prosecutor’s  office,  Probation,  as  well  as  local  clergy,  and   leaders  of  anchor  institutions  such  as  universities  and  hospitals.         8. Appoint  a  Director  of  Violence  Reduction  and  Prevention  to  report  directly  to  the  Mayor  to   coordinate  IVRP  and  Heroin  Taskforce  engagement  efforts.     9. Create  the  Heroin  Taskforce,  modeled  after  the  successful  IVRP  program,  charged  with  engaging   local,  regional,  state  and  federal  law  enforcement  as  well  as  the  non-­‐profit,  faith-­‐based  and   medical  communities  in  collaborative  efforts  to  disrupt  the  distribution  of  heroin  and  increase   treatment  options.  This  includes  identifying  current  treatment  resources,  shortages  and   addressing  treatment  gaps.       10. Dedicate  36  of  the  150  new  officers  to  the  IMPD  Metro  Drug  Taskforce,  IMPD  Criminal   Interdiction  Unit  and  IMPD  District  Narcotics  teams  to  aid  the  Heroin  Taskforce  efforts  to   disrupt  the  distribution  of  heroin.     11. Support  the  continuation  and  expansion  of  the  Ten  Point  Coalition  and  other  community   partnerships  by  leveraging  additional  resources,  steering  additional  funding  to  them,  and  assisting   in  the  grant  application  and  management  process.     12.  Create  “Second  Chance  Indianapolis,”  an  organization  to  operate  similarly  to  CHIP,  by  bringing   the  collective  resources  of  the  entire  city  together  to  support  ex-­‐offenders  in  the  transition  from   jail  or  prison  and  put  them  on  a  path  for  success.  Like  CHIP,  Second  Chance  Indianapolis  would  not   provide  direct  services  but  would  work  extensively  with  organizations  providing  services  to  pool   resources  and  engage  non-­‐profit,  faith-­‐based  and  business  leaders  in  the  process.     *IMPD  currently  employs  10  victim  advocates.  These  ten  victim  advocates  would  become  Social  Resource   Officers.  An  additional  21  Social  Resource  Officers  would  be  hired  for  a  total  of  31  Social  Resource   Officers,  allowing  SROs  to  cover  each  of  the  three  shifts  in  all  six  IMPD  districts.  The  SROs  would  be   assigned  by  district,  yet  collaborate  countywide  to  ensure  no  resource  is  left  untapped.     -­‐  30  -­‐