City to survey residents about public safety strategies

The city of Indianapolis on Tuesday announced plans to survey citizens to gather input on reforming public safety.

Mayor Joe Hogsett said the public survey will be the first step in the city’s partnership with the Criminal Justice Lab at New York University School of Law to “re-imagine public safety in Indianapolis.”

“Through resident responses and community stakeholder contributions, partners will create a new definition of justice that represents equitable and fair enforcement of the law and fosters safer neighborhoods,” the city said.

The city announced its partnership with NYU on June 15 in the wake of protests and civil unrest over racial justice.

Residents can take the survey from now until Aug. 31 by going to indy.gov/publicsafetysurvey. The site is hosted by Community Solutions Inc., an Indianapolis-based firm that offers services in community development, justice, and public safety.

The city said answers will remain confidential.

“Earlier this summer, thousands of residents made their voices heard through peaceful protests throughout our city,” Hogsett said in written remarks. “I encourage those who protested, and any resident interested in improving our city, to take part in this survey as we re-imagine public safety in Indianapolis.”

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2 thoughts on “City to survey residents about public safety strategies

  1. Good job Joe! Lick you finger, put it up In the air and see which way the wind blows! What leadership. What are you doing for the business owners downtown? What surveys are you doing for the business owners? What financial assistance are you and the rudderless city county council proposing for the small business owners downtown? How much is this study costing the taxpayers. Time to do the right thing. Step aside

  2. Joe Hogsett fiddles while one of the mainstays of the local economy (downtown) burns. While nobody can fault him for the virus, the lack of leadership is distressing. Jobs and economic activity are a key pillar to racial justice.

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