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Jobs, fun for kids highlight summer violence prevention plan

Summer violence prevention

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police on Wednesday announced ways they plan to reduce violence this summer.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Bryan Roach was joined by Mayor Joe Hogsett to outline a summer violence prevention plan. The primary focus of the plan involves working with young kids. That includes keeping them involved with jobs and job-training programs and special activities with Indy Parks and organizations including the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Jobs, fun for kids highlight summer violence prevention plan

Hogsett said, “We are committed to giving the young people of our community, every neighborhood, every ZIP code, we want to give our young people more choices and more opportunities. For we know that when young people have plenty of good options, they are less likely to choose bad options.”

IMPD also plans to continue developing its beat-policing strategy that encourages officers to connect with the people living in their patrol areas.

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