Indianapolis – The first opportunity for the public to provide testimony on the law enforcement consolidation proposal, Proposal No. 471, 2005, was today, Tuesday, September 27, 2005. Three additional meetings of the Indianapolis Marion County Law Enforcement Consolidation Committee will also be held to discuss consolidation of the administrative functions and special units within the Indianapolis Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff's Department. The additional meetings on the consolidation proposal are scheduled for:
All meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Room 260 of the City County Building which is located at 200 E. Washington St.
Councillor Mary Moriarty Adams, chairwoman of the committee, said, "I encourage the public to come and speak on the consolidation proposal." She said, "I’m holding three public hearings so taxpayers will have ample opportunity to share with the committee their thoughts on law enforcement consolidation."
Additional public testimony will be taken at the October 6 and 17 meetings. At those meetings, amendments will be introduced, discussed and voted upon. No public testimony will be taken at the meeting on October 26. However, the committee will vote on the proposal at that meeting and the full Council is expected to vote on adoption of the proposal at its Monday, October 31 meeting.
If the consolidation proposal passes, the merger will not be completed until approximately January 1, 2008.
NOTE: If the room location changes a notice will be placed on the Council Office door and the outside Room 260.
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