In a move designed to improve community policing, Indianapolis Public Safety Director Troy Riggs plans a return to beat-based police patrols.
“I want citizens to be just as familiar with their local police officer as they are with their congressman or senator,” Riggs said.
The change is part of a larger top-to-bottom “efficiency review” of all the public safety departments beginning in January. The teams will look for ways to get the most bang for the buck in tough economic times across all departments . . .
Riggs favors beat patrols because he said it gives the public confidence they are being served and helps police- resident relations.
But Riggs said the new beat map could look radically different from the old one. For one thing, it will have fewer beats.
“There were just so many beats in the old system that it was unmanageable,” Riggs said.
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