The Indy Star had an interesting piece that looked at how Indianapolis Police are enlisting social service organizations to help reduce crime by tackling some of the root causes of crime. Indianapolis Public Safety Director Troy Riggs put it this way:
“Police cannot do by themselves all that needs to be done to address the causes for crime in our community,” Riggs said. “We cannot arrest our way out of the problem. We need true community partners. The factors are more nuanced and complex than any one police department is capable of handling.”Via Indy Star
So what do you think? Does this approach have merit?