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Two additional teams created to protect citizens launch Wednesday

The Department of Public Safety launched two additional efficiency teams Wednesday that were created to help better protect the public.

The Graffiti Eradication Team and the Limited English Proficiency Team began work at the City-County Council building. The two teams are a part of approximately 30 teams that will take a comprehensive look on how Indianapolis protects its citizens.

Each efficiency team is comprised of public safety employees, members of the public, elected officials and affected labor unions.  The teams are given goals, objectives and are required to meet deadlines.

The Graffiti Eradication Efficiency Team, chaired by City-County Councilor Jeff Miller, will review the current processes used for eliminating graffiti in the city and determine the best way to move forward.  The Limited English Proficiency Team, chaired by IMPD Commander Jim Waters, is currently working to present a plan to ensure all citizens have equal access to the criminal justice system, including people with limited English proficiency.

The teams are expected to submit their findings by June 1.  Information regarding the teams’ work, recommendations and implementations will be made available here.

If you would like to submit thoughts or concerns about the efficiency teams, e-mail dps@indy.gov.

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9 Comments to “Two additional teams created to protect citizens launch Wednesday”

    GUEST said:
    March 6, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    WHAT ABOUT PATROLS AROUND THE CITY LIKE THE OLD DAYS BUT YALL KEEP SAYING YALL DONT HAVE ENOUGH MINEY OR MAN POWER FOR THIS BUT YALL KEEP COMING UP WITH OTHER GROUPS AROUND THE CITY INSTEAD OF TACKLING THE ISSUES THAT ARE ALREADY IN PUBLIC EYE….SHAKING MY HEAD…SO MUCH IT HURTS

    ClanSmokeJaguar said:
    March 6, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    This is Himes brain child?

    PLEASE! You have **GOT** to be s####ing me!

    No hope said:
    March 6, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    didnt they just make big cuts last year on the IPD because they didnt have the funds to keep them on?? But they have enough to make new groups, so they can prob hire friends and relatives….big waste o tax dollars. And SORRY, this is the USA, if you cant speak english you should GO the fuck HOME !

      Linda said:
      March 6, 2013 at 3:59 PM

      The efficiency teams are staffed at no cost to the taxpayer. Community members are donating their time to participate.

    Lachelle said:
    March 6, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Soooo eliminating graffiti in the city and determining the best way to move forward is more important than fighting crime, getting these teenagers something positive to do instead of being in gangs and causing city wide issues, and getting/keeping criminals off the city streets??? They need all the manpower possible to tackle this crisis…They will never have big events come here again if crime goes up!

    DTSmith said:
    March 6, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Unbeliveable. I thought – had hoped – the stupid ideas left town with Straub. Not so.

      Cate said:
      March 6, 2013 at 9:47 PM

      If everything is stupid to you and that is your mind set then that is all you will ever get from any ideas put in front of you. Stupid gets stupid. If you have come up with ideas to streamline processes of the Department of Safety then don't hold back let them out and give the City some help on the issues – help not condemnation, please!

    RedState_Vet said:
    March 6, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Will this help with 911 response times? When seconds count, the Police are only minutes away.

    Anonymous! said:
    April 13, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Wow!! More “Public Safety” teams to add to the already out of hand police state!! They must find ways to keep those privatized prisons full or should I call them new age concentration camps. Mr. Pence, and Mr. Ballard you guys are no more then a corporate sell outs! Lining your pockets with greed fueled dollars! Ruining lives for the sake of profit! Get these goons out of office if you want liberty! Other wise enjoy the “Police” and all the other “Public safety” teams in your business all the time! IndiaNAZIapolis! CORPORATIONS SHOULD NOT OWN PRISONS! All it does is lead to a fascist police state! Look it up. Once the prison in New Castle was finished, they couldn’t wait to make tougher laws and more of them. Soon everyone will be a felon. That’s one way to get rid of guns! GOONS!

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