Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
|Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department|
|Patch of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.|
|Logo of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.|
|Badge of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.|
|Formed||January 1, 2007|
|Annual budget||$222 million|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||City of Indianapolis in the state of Indiana, United States|
|Map of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction.|
|Size||372 sq mi (963.5 km2)|
|Legal jurisdiction||State of Indiana|
|Governing body||Indianapolis City-County Council|
|Constituting instrument||General Ordinance 110 |
50 North Alabama Street Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
|Elected officer responsible||Greg Ballard, Mayor of Indianapolis|
|Agency executive||Rick Hite, Chief of Police|
|Parent agency||Indianapolis Department of Public Safety|
|IMPD's official site|
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) is the law enforcement agency for the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States. Its operational jurisdiction covers all of the consolidated city of Indianapolis and Marion County except for the Airport Authority and three of the four excluded cities of Beech Grove, Lawrence, and Speedway (see Unigov). The fourth excluded city of Southport is currently patrolled by Metro Police. The department was created on January 1, 2007, by consolidating the Indianapolis Police Department and the law enforcement division of the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
At the time of its formation, the IMPD was headed by the elected sheriff of Marion County, Frank J. Anderson. However, on February 29, 2008, the department came under the control of the mayor of Indianapolis, Greg Ballard. after Mayor Ballard and Sheriff Anderson reached a resolution for the transfer of power and the City-County Council passed Proposal 6 effecting the change. The IMPD is part of the Department of Public Safety. The mayor appoints the Director of Public Safety, who in turn appoints the Chief of Police to administer the daily operations of the department.
IMPD has six service districts.
The Downtown District is under the command of Commander Karen Arnett and has about 75 sworn officers and 10 civilian employees. Due to the nature of the area and the number of large events held here, this district relies heavily on foot, bicycle, and mounted patrol officers. The headquarters for the district is at 39 W. Jackson Street in the historic Union Station. It is bounded by 10th Street and I-65 to the north, I-70/I-65 to the east, Morris Street to the south, and the White River to the west.
The North District is under the command of Commander Thomas Koppel and has 215 sworn officers and 10 civilian employees. It is responsible for a 79-square-mile (200 km2) area bounded by 96th Street to the north; the city of Lawrence to the east; Massachusetts Avenue, 30th Street, and Fall Creek to the south; and Michigan Road to the west. Its headquarters is at 3120 E. 30th Street.
The East District is under the command of Commander James Waters. This nearly 39-square-mile (100 km2) area is served by 180 sworn officers and 10 civilian employees. It is bounded by the city of Lawrence to the north; Carrol Road to the east; Washington Street and Brookville Road to the south; and I-65 and Meridian Street to the west. The district maintains their headquarters at 201 N Shadeland Av A.K.A. The Regional Operations Center or ROC.
The Southeast District is under the command of Commander John Conley. Under him are 190 sworn officers and 15 civilian employees patrolling a 97-square-mile (250 km2) area bounded by Washington Street to the north; Carroll Road to the east; County Line Road to the South; and Meridian Street to the west. Headquarters for this district is located in Fountain Square at 1150 S. Shelby Street.
Command for the Southwest District falls to Commander David Hofmann, who leads a district of 190 sworn officers and 10 civilian employees. They take responsibility for an area encompassing 80 square miles (210 km2). The district's northern boundary consists of 10th Street until the town of Speedway, around Speedway until 16th Street, and following 16th to the White River; the eastern boundary is White River to Morris Street, then east until Meridian Street, and then south to County Line Road; the southern boundary is County Line Road; and the western boundary is Raceway Road. The district's headquarters is at 551 N. King Avenue.
Commander Dawn Snyder  is in command of the Northwest District of 200 sworn officers and 10 civilian employees. The boundaries for the district are 96th St to the north; Michigan, I-65, and Meridian St. to the east; 10th Street, 16th Street, the Town of Speedway, and 10th Street again to the south; and Raceway Road to the west. The headquarters is at 3821 Industrial Boulevard.
Special Units and Criminal Investigations
In addition to the service districts detailed above, the department also maintains an Investigations Division for investigation of major crimes such as murder, rape, and those related to narcotics, gangs, or organized crime. The department also maintains five special units:
- Aviation Section - Operates one helicopter to support vehicle patrols and pursuits.
- Canine Section - Extensively trains dogs and handlers for use in police investigations and operations.
- Mounted Patrol - Operates in downtown district primarily, serving areas not accessible to vehicle patrols.
- "Ranger Unit" - Assigned to each district, these officers patrol the 200+ park properties in Indianapolis.
- SWAT - High-risk operations division divided into three section: Snipers/Observers, Entry, and Tactical Emergency Medical Specialists (TEMS).
|Chief of Police|
- "IMPD 2009 Annual Report" (PDF.). IMPD Planning and Research Office. 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2011.
- City-County General Ordinance No. 110, 2005, Proposal No. 627, 2005
- "General Departmental Information". IMPD. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- IndyGov: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
- http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPS/IMPD/Enforcement/Districts/Pages/Southwest.aspx. Retrieved 26 April 2014. Missing or empty
- http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPS/IMPD/Enforcement/Districts/Pages/Northwest.aspx. Retrieved 26 April 2014. Missing or empty