Late last year, Indianapolis Public Schools reached out to our partners at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute for assistance in reviewing IPS Police operations, administrative practices (including budgeting and finances), and external partnerships. Early results from the study are being reviewed. Committed to the safety of every student, staff member and guest within our network of schools, we are thrilled to have completed Phase I of the Safety Study. Through this partnership, IPS has gained invaluable information that will help our team enhance our public safety efforts, which will ultimately impact everyone in and around our schools.
The report from the safety study will summarize research and findings related to:
- Existing literature on school-based police officers and police departments
- Data including IPS Police Department’s budget and personnel, cases and incident reports, investigations, arrests and use of force reports
- Interviews with IPS officers and personnel
Results from the safety study, intended outcomes and a roadmap to implement future changes are expected in the coming weeks. We are looking forward to sharing this impactful information with our community.