IMPD Chief Urges Congress to support crime fighting partnerships

IMPD Chief Bryan Roach traveled to DC on April 22nd with Indianapolis LISC program officer Aaron Laramore to participate in a joint Department of Justice/LISC Building Partnerships for Crime Reduction Symposium. The symposium was a dialogue with police chiefs, prosecutors, residents and federal officials about successful strategies to put our most distressed communities on a path to safety and economic opportunity and in particular highlighted the importance of the Bryne Criminal Justice Innovation program, championed by Sen. Donnelly.  Chief Roach met with Sen. Donnelly and also the staff of Sen. Todd Young (R, IN). The event brought together law enforcement chiefs and commanders, community leaders, Congressional leaders and Administration officials to discuss effective, research-informed crime reduction strategies that build positive community-police relations. Chief Roach took his message about the power of  police/community partnerships across Capital Hill, participating with leaders in crime reduction from across the country in group sessions with the House majority staff and staff of the Minority Leader’s Committee on Judiciary.20170322_090817