THIS JUST IN: All residents asked to take part in Public Safety Survey

Mayor Joe Hogsett has launch of a public safety survey to solicit input as the first part of a community-driven process to re-imagine public safety in Indianapolis. The survey will continue through Aug. 31; all responses are confidential.

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 survey is one component of the administration’s partnership with the New York University School of Law Criminal Justice Lab, announced on June 15.

“Earlier this summer, thousands of residents made their voices heard through peaceful protests throughout our city,” Hogsett said. “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.”

Residents can access the survey by going to It is hosted by Community Solutions, Inc., an Indianapolis-based firm with expertise in community development, justice, and public safety. Community Solutions is providing coordination throughout the process to unify and amplify the many individuals, organizations, City agencies, and corporations wanting to contribute to change.