Department of Public Safety Newsletter, January 2015
The following information is forwarded from Indianapolis Department of Public Safety, Troy Riggs, Director
Last week we reached an important milestone with our new initiative to bring long-term, positive change to six of our city’s most-challenged areas. We identified the goals and objectives we will use to measure our success in those areas in 2015.
With those success measures now in place, I think this is an important time to revisit the data that led us here and the steps we plan to take to find these very important solutions.
Thank you for your continued hard work and effort for the good of Indianapolis and those who live, work and visit here.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) outlined the specific, measurable 2015 goals and objectives it has defined for the six DPS focus areas. All eight DPS divisions were tasked with determining their respective goals and objectives for the six areas, identified by intersections at West 16th Street and North Tibbs Avenue, West 29th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, West 34th Street and North Illinois Street, East 38th Street and North Sherman Drive, East New York Street and North Sherman Drive, and East 42nd Street and North Post Road. The success measures, which point toward an overall mission of crime reduction and quality of life improvement, were presented to the public during the first DPS focus area meeting of 2015. Those divisions include Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD), Indianapolis Emergency Medical Service (IEMS), Division of Homeland Se-curity (DHS), Animal Care and Control (ACC), Public Safety Communications (PSC), Mayor’s Office of Re-Entry and Citizens Police Complaint Office.
“One of the things I did when I arrived in 2012 was establish business practices within each of our divisions, including the implementation of measurable goals and objectives,” said Public Safety Director Troy Riggs. “It’s important for us to apply those same principles to our focus area initiative so we can evaluate our progress for our residents and be held accountable by those who we are trying to help.”