More police in high-crime areas -- what a concept!
The plan announced Wednesday is part of the city's new crime-fighting strategy, announced last month, which stresses cooperation between residents and police. IMPD will flood high-crime areas with extra officers and go after 30 of the city's most notorious criminals in an effort to slow the rate of homicides and violent crimes, Ciesielski said.
Indianapolis has had 47 homicides this year, far ahead of the pace at this time last year.
Ciesielski said he would transfer 130 officers to the Northwest, North and East districts, where they will saturate the three most crime-ridden sections of each district with patrols and arrests.
Of all the crime-fighting theories and techniques out there, simple police presence is the most proven in effectiveness. Why does it seem that so many places only get around to it as a last resort?