INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Homeland Security division is being proactive this 15th anniversary of September 11th.
Commander Ted Fries said there’s no known threats at this time, but his department is well aware that it’s a busy weekend in central Indiana. The Colts home opener is Sunday and the BMW Championships continue this weekend. That means more people will be crowding popular hotels and restaurants.
“On an anniversary, there’s increased awareness, so we want to be extra vigilant on those dates,” said Commander Fries.
IMPD generally gets increased calls around this time of year for suspicious behavior. This anniversary is no different.
“Any large event where you get people gathered, you’re going to get an increase in call volume,” Commander Fries said.
Technology has changed significantly since 2011. Police monitor social media for threats. They’re also taking advantage of the city’s camera system, on the lookout for criminal activity.
“I take our cameras as a good examples of that. Where we were with cameras in 2011 and where we are with them now and the areas the cameras cover in the city,” Fries said.
IMPD is asking people if you see something, say something.