Indianapolis at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Indianapolis Police Department

  • 2,022 Officers
  • 491 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 2.28 Indianapolis
  • 2.4 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Indianapolis Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding for Indianapolis

Data was last updated April 9, 2023


We identified over $16.1M in federal grant funding, FY 2014-2024

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Indianapolis
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$1,030,667.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2025
CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM ALLOWS UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TRIBES, TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIME BASED ON THEIR OWN STATE AND LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES, … Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$202,144.50 10/1/2021
9/30/2025
INDIANA STATE POLICE THE INDIANA STATE POLICE DRUG ENFORCEMENT SECTION (DES) PROVIDES LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES AND ASSISTS LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES & TASK FORCES WITH DRUG RELATED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. SPECIFICALLY, COVERT DRUG BUYS, SURVEILLANCE, INTERDICTION, DRUG DIVERSION AND WIRE INTERCEPT INVESTIGATIONS ARE TH… Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Sub
$65,217.81 10/1/2021
9/30/2025
CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS THIS PROJECT WILL COVER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH HOLDING THE 2023 US ATTORNEY LAW ENFORCEMENT CONFERENCE Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Sub
$506,255.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2025
CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS TRUNARC RAPID NARCOTIC ID EQUIPMENT, DATAPILOT 10 FIELD ACQUISITION DEVICES, EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE, UNITED SHIELD HMLP, STALKER LIDAR XS-C, DURITIUM III PLATE SETS, F90 W/ TEAM WENDY CAM FIT, AXIS LAB FORESNSIC TOXICOLOGY TESTING Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Sub

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Military equipment transfers

Data last updated April 3, 2024


$225.2K value of military equipment has been transferred to the Indianapolis Police Department

The highest-value stock number reported is TELESCOPE,STRAIGHT with 30 items valued at $1,379.00 each

Recent equipment transfers

Military equipment transfers
Ship date Item and National Stock Number (NSN) Quantity Acquisition value, each Acquisition value, total DEMIL code DEMIL IC
3/11/2014 MOUNT,SIGHT
1240-01-410-7427
6 6 @ $35.54 $213.24 D 1
2/12/2014 SIGHT,REFLEX
1240-01-411-1265
335 335 @ $365.00 $122,275.00 D 1
9/10/2013 TELESCOPE,STRAIGHT
1240-01-412-6608
30 30 @ $1,379.00 $41,370.00 F 1
11/4/2010 SIGHT,REFLEX
1240-01-411-1265
1 1 @ $365.00 $365.00 D 1

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Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data last updated January 25, 2022


Settlements

We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in policy changes and $2,150,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2020

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department agrees not to use tear gas on peaceful protestors.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department settled a lawsuit filed by the ACLU on Oct. 29, 2020 to end the use of riot control agents against peaceful, law-abiding protesters and passive resistors.

The case was filed on behalf of Indy10 Black Lives Matter and individual protesters, who were exposed to chemical riot control agents, namely tear gas, during protests in late May 2020. The agreement also limited the circumstances in which the department can use impact weapons, such as rubber bullets.

Policy changes
2019

In 2019, Indianapolis agreed to a settlement worth $2.15 million to resolve a police misconduct case.

In June 2019, the City of Indianapolis agreed to a settlement worth $2.15 million for Gerald Cole, who was shot twice in the back by Officer James Perry of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, leaving Mr. Cole partially paralyzed.

Compensation
$2,150,000.00