Indianapolis Republican mayoral candidate Chuck Brewer is unveiling a 12-point public safety plan that has a heavy focus on attacking the illegal drug trade, increasing police intelligence and providing more social services to aid in crime prevention.
Brewer discussed his proposal during an interview on WIBC’s Abdul at Large program.
It includes hiring 150 new officers, 115 would come from a plan already approved by incumbent Mayor Greg Ballard and the City-County Council. The additional 35 officers would be assigned to narcotics.
Brewer’s proposal also increases IMPD’s real-time intelligence gathering efforts, helping ex-offenders reintegrate into society and enhances community policing and fully funds the Ten Point Coalition’s crime fighting efforts as well.
You can hear Brewer’s comments in the Leon-Tailored Audio above. It runs about 14 minutes.
You can read his entire plan here.
A spokesman for Democratic candidate Joe Hogsett released the following statement in response to the Brewer plan…
“Two months ago, former federal prosecutor Joe Hogsett released a comprehensive public safety plan that proposed the hiring of 150 new officers, the creation of an innovative domestic violence unit within IMPD, as well a renewed focus on community-based policing and reentry services. Having spent four years working alongside Indianapolis law enforcement, Joe has the knowledge and experience to carry out his vision for a safer, stronger Indianapolis.”