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Indiana law enforcement helping keep the peace at the Republican convention

By Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND — More than 100 Indiana State Police officers are protecting political leaders, delegates and the thousands of other people in attendance at the Republican National Convention. “We are on the front lines,” said Indiana State Police Captain David Bursten when explaining why officers are in Cleveland this week. “We are on […]

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More than 200 overdose antidotes distributed in Johnson County

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Indiana –Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller Tuesday recognized Johnson County law enforcement and Johnson Memorial Hospital for their efforts to equip officers with Naloxone. Naloxone – also known as Narcan – is an intervention drug that reverses heroin overdose effects. The drug is administered through a syringe – without a […]

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Additional funding heading to the Secured School Safety Grant Program

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As more people and organizations – including schools – evaluate safety procedures, the state of Indiana is directing an additional $3.5 million to the Secured School Safety Grant Program. That brings the program’s total yearly funding to more than $9 million. Gov. Mike Pence’s decision to increasing funding comes after the […]

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Committee talks body cameras for Indiana law enforcement

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Interim Study Committee on Government started the discussion Wednesday on the benefits and ramifications of providing the state’s law enforcement with body cameras. Jim Corridan, Indiana state archivist, said putting body cameras on law enforcement in Indiana could be a costly move. He said the oversight committee adopted […]

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Budget Committee takes up the issue of heightened security

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The State Budget Committee discussed an $873,000 proposal Friday to replace several doors at the Statehouse and other government buildings. The new turnstile doors would be located at several entrances and only allow one person through at a time. John Hill, the governor’s chief of staff for public safety, […]

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Governor requests nearly $875k to install turnstile doors around Statehouse

Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state budget committee is expected to talk Friday about ramping up security at the Statehouse at a cost of nearly $875,000. Gov. Mike Pence has requested the money from the general fund to install turnstile doors at locations around the Statehouse that currently just require a state-issued swipe card […]