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

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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

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When to “leaf” them out for pick-up


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


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:

Updated Services on My.Indy.Gov

On Oct 10, Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) introduced new city services on 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 to 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 and the new will live simultaneously as new services are rolled out and current content is redirected.

Central Indiana Transit Plan Lunch n’ Learns!

Indy Connect is hosting lunchtime information sessions about the Marion County Transit Plan and upcoming ballot question. Bring your lunch to any of the September sessions to learn how the plan will affect your neighborhood.

On the November 8th, Marion County residents will have the option to vote on an income tax increase of $0.25 for every $100 of income to pay for improving public transit. If approved, the Marion County Transit Plan will:
• create a connected, frequent network of bus and rapid transit lines;
• bring a 70% increase in IndyGo services, shortening wait times and increasing morning, evening and weekend hours; and
• implement the Blue and Purple rapid transit lines along high-ridership corridors, and expand the Red Line.

The full plan would be completed and operating by 2021.

Transit Lunch n’ Learns will be held in Pike and Washington Townships on Wednesday, September 7th at the following times/locations:

• 12:15 -1 p.m., Nora Branch Library, 8625 Guilford Ave.
• 12:15 -1 p.m., Glendale Branch Library, 6101 N. Keystone Ave.
• 12:15 -1 p.m., Eagle Branch Library, 3325 Lowry Rd.
• 1:15 – 2 p.m., Pike Branch Library, 6525 Zionsville Rd.

Great Indy Cleanup Focus Neighborhood

CleanupLooking for a way to highlight your neighborhood and make a difference, but need some assistance? The application for the 2017 Great Indy Cleanup Focus Neighborhood is now available at The Great Indy Cleanup Focus Neighborhood is a way for KIB to highlight the beautification efforts of two Indianapolis communities, one in the month of April and one in the month of October. KIB will assist in organizing large scale clean ups with engaged neighborhoods, while working alongside residents, volunteers and community stakeholders. Projects are selected by the community for the good of the neighborhood. With litter being the main focus, other projects can also include murals, invasive removal, tree planting, flower/garden bed prep and more.

This is an opportunity to spur change in your community with the help of KIB and the City of Indianapolis. Application deadline for the 2017 Great Indy Cleanup Focus Neighborhood is August 19, 2016. Please direct any questions to Lauren Wright, Great Indy Cleanup Community Coordinator at 317-264-7555 x116 or