Roving Roll Call – IMPD Northwest District

The International Marketplace Coalition will be hosting a Roving Roll Call for the IMPD Northwest District on Wednesday, July 13, at 1:30 pm, at Town West Center located just west of Eskenazi Health Center on West 38th St. It will be in front of Rosie’s Department Store (formerly Krogers), weather permitting. We would like a show of support for our officers from the community they protect.

This would be a great opportunity to show our support to the Northwest District Officers who do so much to protect us and our community.

Pike Township Beautification

The Pike Township Beautification Committee, Pike Fire Station 64, C-Shift and the Pike Township Trustee Office will have a Spring Cleaning on Saturday, April 30th, 8am-10:45am. Continental breakfast, lunch and drinks will be provided. This year Drug Free Marion County will give a brief presentation on drug awareness and prevention.

Meeting location and other details on the attached flyer.

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Coffee with a Cop / Meet New Northwest Commander Karen Arnett

February 17th, 2016 From 9:00 to 10:00 AM
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Karen D. Arnett is the new Commander for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Northwest District. She began her career with the Indianapolis Police Department as a civilian police dispatcher and was later sworn in as a recruit in the 65th IPD Recruit Class. Commander Arnett’s prior assignments include Downtown District Commander for the past 5-1/2 years; Operations – Downtown Middle and Day shifts; Downtown Community Relations Officer; Human Resources as the Recruiting Officer; Training Academy; Internal Affairs Branch; Northeast District Day Shift Field Lieutenant and North District Detective Unit Lieutenant. During her assignment at the training Academy she obtained instructor certifications as an Academy Staff Instructor, Defensive tactics, Emergency Vehicle Operations and Monadnock Baton. She later became the Drivers Training Unit Supervisor responsible for the department’s Drivers Training Program and Accident Review Board. Commander Arnett received her Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University. She is a graduate of the IMPD Leadership Academy Session 2010-01 and the 47th Session of the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP). Commander Arnett is a member of Eastern Star Church and has one son.

Georgetown Road Improvement Project

A celebration with Mayor Ballard for the conclusion of the 56th to 71st Steet Georgetown Rd. improvements project at the BBI Cafe at 59th and Georgetown Road Thursday Oct. 14th.

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Mayor Ballard at podium

Mayor Ballard at podium

Jose Evans, City-County Councillor for Pike Township at podium

Jose Evans, City-County Councillor for Pike Township at podium

Ed Locke, Pike Township Residents Association Board Member at podium

Ed Locke, Pike Township Residents Association Board Member at podium

Guests at the celebration

Guests at the celebration

Mayor Ballard and wife Winnie talking to a guest

Mayor Ballard and wife Winnie talking to a guest

Chef Amir, owner of  bbi Cafe at podium

Chef Amir, owner of bbi Cafe at podium

Deer Management Program Phase Two Begins

SDA will address deer overabundance on west side of Eagle Creek Park

INDIANAPOLIS- Today the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), working in close coordination with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced the beginning of phase two of the Deer Management Program on the west side of Eagle Creek Park.

Activity will begin on January 12th and will take place during hours when the park is closed to the public. These activities will not interrupt normal activities or hours of operation. Eagle Creek Park, including its trail system, closes at dusk.

Phase one of the Deer Management Program conducted in 2014 focused on the east side of the park. Given the extensive damage caused by deer overabundance to the forest understory throughout the park, DPR, in partnership with the Indianapolis Police Department (IMPD), the Indiana State Police, Department of Natural Resources, and A&T Wildlife Management, determined it was necessary to continue this program on the west side of the park.

Safety of park patrons and nearby residents is the program’s top priority. Park Rangers and IMPD will secure a perimeter to ensure that activities are proceeding as planned. The equipment and techniques used by USDA Wildlife Services are all selected to allow for safe, humane and effective operation. USDA will have night vision equipment that will ensure accurate identification of all objects.

Deer will be processed off-site, and the meat will again be donated to the local shelters and food banks. The initial deer program yielded 4,800 pounds of venison, which was donated to local food pantries.

This is the beginning of a long-term plan at Eagle Creek Park. The USDA will provide analysis and further recommendations for long-term deer management plans at Eagle Creek Park later this year.

To learn more about the Deer Management Program, please visit,