IMPD to Create E-Commerce Exchange Zones at District Headquarters

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) has created an “E-Commerce Exchange Zone” at each district headquarters and encourages community members to use the front parking lots or lobby (if available) when meeting people to complete their online purchases and transactions.

As more people conduct private business transactions online, there has been a nationwide increase in crime with respect to these transactions. Therefore, IMPD is taking a proactive approach to deter crime by creating an Online Purchase Safe Zone, or “E-Commerce Zone.” In an attempt to reduce the likelihood of citizens falling victim to scams or more serious crimes; IMPD has designated the front parking lot or lobby (if available) as the Online Purchase Safety Zone. These areas are under 24-hour video surveillance.

Citizens who are conducting private business transactions by answering newspaper advertisements, or through online retailers such as E-Bay, Craigslist, OfferUp, Facebook etc. can finalize their business transactions in a safe place. While law enforcement officials will not be involved in verification, monitoring or facilitating the private transactions, this program is designed to provide a known, well-lit and secure location to conduct business. Citizens can request the other person to meet at this E-Commerce Zone, but if the other party declines, then chances are it is a sign of “buyer beware.”

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is not reacting to any one specific incident, but rather taking a pro-active approach to provide a location where the citizens can feel safe meeting an unknown individual to conduct their private transaction.

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Northwest District Headquarters – 3821 Industrial Boulevard
Lobby Open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Closed Holidays)

*Parking is limited. Do not park on the main drive on the north side of the building. *

Northwest Police Station

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department strictly prohibits the following transactions:
Illegal transactions, including, but not limited to: contraband, narcotics, illegal substances, stolen property, or other illegal items and/or exchanges
Transactions involving firearms, firearms parts, ammunition or explosives
Large, bulky items that would disrupt the operations of the police facility
The delivery of any packages or goods to these facilities on behalf of a purchaser

The Police Department’s video surveillance operates 24-hours a day and anyone using the “E-Commerce Exchange Zone” is subject to being recorded. This service requires no prior authorization or police response.

IMPD Northwest District Task Force Meeting – Wednesday, December 6th @ 6:00p.m.

Please join us on Wednesday, December 6th @ 6:00p.m for our Northwest District Task Force Meeting. We are meeting at the Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center 2990 W. 71st Street (71st / Michigan Rd) The Pike Township Fire Department will be our featured speaker. They will discuss Holiday Fire Safety. We hope you can join us and please invite a neighbor to attend with you.

Thank you
Sgt. Matthew Grimes

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2017 Leaf Collection Schedule – Marion County

2017 LEAF COLLECTION
The Department of Public Works conducts its annual Leaf Collection Program to help citizens dispose of large numbers of leaves each Fall.

THE 2017 LEAF COLLECTION SEASON IS NOVEMBER 6 THROUGH DECEMBER 1

LEAF SEASON GUIDELINES
• Each household is permitted 40 bags of leaves for weekly disposal.
• Place leaves in large plastic trash bags and place near your regular trash cart.
• Place the leaf bags out by 7 a.m. on your regular trash day.
• Keep all leaf bags at least three feet away from cart collection areas to ensure trucks can service the carts.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. When is DPW conducting leaf pickup this year?
November 6 — December 1, 2017

2. How many bags am I allowed to leave out for pickup each week?
Residents may leave out up to 40 bags of leaves for pickup each week.

3. Should I use paper or plastic when bagging leaves?
DPW recommends plastic bags for leaf collection. Paper bags can deteriorate and break apart in wet weather making leaf collection by solid waste crews more difficult.

4. Do I place my leaves out on my regular trash pickup day?
Yes, residents should place leaves out for pickup on their regular trash pickup day.

More information at:
http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPW/Trash/Pages/LeafCollection.aspx

City of Indianapolis Trick-or-Treat Hours

Today, the City of Indianapolis announces trick-or-treat hours for Halloween and offers up tips to help trick-or-treaters stay safe.

Trick-or-treat hours in Indianapolis will be from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31. IMPD will have extra patrols and enforcement in neighborhoods during these times to protect the safety of residents during Halloween festivities.

Trick-or-treaters can also receive treats from their neighborhood public safety professionals at:
• All IFD Fire Stations from 6-8 p.m.
• IMPD Southeast District Headquarters located at 1150 Shelby St from 3-7 p.m.

A map of all participating locations is attached.

If you are joining in this year’s trick-or-treating fun, please consider the following safety tips:
• Wear light-colored clothing short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape
• Wear fire-resistant costumes
• Make sure children can see well through face masks
• Don’t wear masks or disguises into businesses
• Adults should accompany young children and children with special needs
• Go out in daylight hours if possible or carry a flashlight if you’ll be out after dark
• Motorists are reminded to slow down and be aware of their surroundings
• Only give and accept wrapped or packaged treats
• Examine all treats before allowing children to eat them. If you find a suspicious item, contact police as soon as possible at 327-3811; if injury is involved, dial 911
• Avoid props such as toy guns, which can look real
• Consider block parties instead of trick-or-treating
• Don’t fire guns – not only is this illegal, but what goes up, must come down
• Check the weather and have appropriate dress under costumes in the event of cold temperatures

Click here for map where you can receive treats from neighborhood public safety professionals

Don’t Miss Out – Seats are filling up quickly for the Personal Safety & Awareness Seminar on October 23rd @ 6:30p.m

Hurry, don’t miss your opportunity to reserve your seat for the Personal Safety & Awareness Seminar on Monday, October 23rd @ 6:30p.m. The Seminar will be held at Municipal Gardens (1831 Lafayette Rd.) Please call Kim Taylor @ 317-327-6572 to reserve your seat.

Thank you

Sgt. Matthew Grimes

Click here for flyer on event

IMPD NW District Task Force Meeting 11-1-17 @ 6:00p.m. IMPD NW District 3821 Industrial Blvd

Please join us on Wednesday, November 1st @ 6:00p.m. for our NW District Task Force Meeting. We will be meeting at IMPD NW District Headquarters 3821 Industrial Blvd. The Marion County Sheriff’s Communications Center will be our featured speaker. Learn about what happens when you dial 911. Please invite a neighbor to attend with you.

Thank you

Click here for a flyer on event

When to “leaf” them out for pick-up

THE 2017 LEAF COLLECTION SEASON IS NOVEMBER 6 THROUGH DECEMBER ​​​1

The Department of Public Works conducts its annual Leaf Collection Program to help citizens dispose of large numbers of leaves each fall.​

LEAF SEASON GUIDELINES

Each household is permitted 40 bags of leaves for weekly disposal.

Place leaves in large plastic trash bags and place near your regular trash cart.

Place the leaf bags out by 7 a.m. on your regular trash day.

Keep all leaf bags at least three feet away from cart collection areas to ensure trucks can service the carts.

If you have questions, please visit DPW’s website: http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPW/Trash/Pages/LeafCollection.aspx

Updated Services on My.Indy.Gov

On Oct 10, Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) introduced new city services on my.indy.gov. These changes come as part of the continued “Shift Indy” initiative, a long-term project to drive government service forward and allow for greater transparency and access. The commonly-used services are the first to roll out from both IMPD and the Mayor’s Office.

The addition of these new services comes in advance of a full transition from indy.gov to my.indy.gov in 2018. On the Mayor’s Office page, residents will find a streamlined experience for requests pertaining to appearances and official documents. New features within IMPD include an updated “Send a Traffic Complaint” form, which addresses speeding and other traffic concerns, and an “Ask for Extra Patrols” form to request increased police presence within neighborhoods.

In addition to the launch of these services, the Information Services Agency is working daily to evaluate, update, and create new services. Indianapolis and Marion County residents should expect new service roll-outs and website enhancements on a quarterly basis. To avoid confusion during this time of transition, both the current indy.gov and the new my.indy.gov will live simultaneously as new services are rolled out and current content is redirected.