Hogsett announces citywide Indianapolis public safety survey

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett on Wednesday announced a public safety survey that will run through August as the first part of a community-driven process to re-imagine public safety in Marion County. The survey is part of the administration’s partnership with the New York University School of Law Criminal Justice Lab, announced June 15.

Marion County residents can participate in the online survey here.

“Earlier this summer, thousands of residents made their voices heard through peaceful protests throughout our city,” Hogsett said in a news release announcing the survey. “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.”

“At its best, government channels the will of the people to make positive change,” said City-County Council President Vop Osili. “This survey provides an opportunity for residents to spell out their expectations for public safety in the community and make a difference for the future of the city.”

The survey is hosted by Community Solutions Inc., an Indianapolis-based firm with expertise in community development, justice and public safety. Community Solutions is coordinating the process, the release says, “to unify and amplify the many individuals, organizations, city agencies, and corporations wanting to contribute to change.”

The survey is open until Aug. 31, and responses are confidential.

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