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Ballard approves the hiring of additional IMPD officers

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A law was signed on Thursday that authorized the additional hiring of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard signed Proposal 22 which will allow the city to hire more IMPD officers in 2015.

Ballard had the following remarks about the proposal:

“After nearly two years of requests to fund additional officers, I am glad the Council sees the wisdom in this, and I look forward to welcoming in new recruits this year. Even though I am pleased with the addition of new officers, it is critical that we also continue efforts to implement comprehensive community programs to address the root causes of crime.”