IMPD to host community conversation for downtown residents

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 11, 2015) - Downtown residents will get a chance to speak to police officers directly on Wednesday night.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department plans to host a "Community Conversation" event at IU Fairbanks Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Downtown district commander Karen Arnett will be available to meet with guests and answer questions.

"We want to have that interaction between us and the public," Arnett said. "It's very informal."

There will be more than two dozen tables set up inside IU Fairbanks Hall featuring different IMPD units and downtown businesses.

"We have to have partners in all walks of life to make it work," Arnett said. "There's a holistic approach we take."

The event is part of a plan crafted by Public Safety Director Troy Riggs and IMPD Chief Rick Hite to reduce crime and improve quality of life in the city.

The address for Wednesday night's event is 340 W. 10th Street.