INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indianapolis Public Safety Department has identified possibly 30 officers on desk duty who could be reassigned to patrols.
It's an effort to get more officers on the streets in Indy this summer. It's no secret that IMPD currently has a shortage of officers. Some residents have been pushing for more man power.
"They are just out taking runs," said Rachel Cooper. "It's no fault of their own they are doing their job."
Cooper is president of the Southeast Community Association. She adds because of the shortage, police are being forced to be reactive instead of being proactive.
DPS hopes to have identified officers on the streets in early June, however, the department must first assess the skill set of each officer.
While the department works on making that determination, some residents want to see the additional officers now.
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