STATEMENT FROM INDY FOP ON SHERIFF’S ANNOUNCEMENT:
“We learned late yesterday of the announcement of the Marion County Sheriff regarding arrestee transportation and other public safety responsibilities.
While we have concerns about the narrow timeline proposed for such a transition, we have confidence in the ability of the IMPD Chief of Police to manage the situation.
In the interim, a thorough review of the resources and assets needed for such a transition should be explored especially as it relates to the ripple effects placed upon IMPD and other local law enforcement agencies related to staffing, resources and equipment.
This should include an analysis of any such budgetary allocations, equipment transfers and personnel equivalents made to the Sheriff’s Department once these responsibilities were assumed as part of the merger in 2007.”