State of Indiana Archives: on Crime


Eric Holcomb: Give prosecutors resources to protect vulnerable seniors

Q: How will you strengthen laws to protect seniors from abuse and financial exploitation?

Eric J. Holcomb: My administration will support county prosecutors by giving them the tools and resources they need to protect vulnerable adults at the local level, while at the same time directing the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) to work alongside those prosecutors to collaboratively develop best practices for the Adult Protective Services (APS) program. I will also instruct FSSA to work with Indiana's Prosecuting Attorneys to define the appropriate staff levels needed to protect endangered adults and support legislation to meet those staffing levels.

John R. Gregg: Our APS system is underfunded and understaffed. I've also pledged to examine and review all state law enforcement agencies. As we conduct these reviews we'll make sure that FSSA, our prosecutors, and law enforcement are working together to properly protect our seniors.

Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2016 Indiana Gubernatorial race Oct 31, 2016

John Gregg: Adult Protective Services is underfunded and understaffed

Q: How will you strengthen laws to protect seniors from abuse and financial exploitation?

John R. Gregg: Abuse and exploitation of vulnerable Hoosiers is a problem that will be a focus of my administration. A look at our numbers compared to other states shows that our Adult Protective Services (APS) system is underfunded and understaffed. In office I will work with legislative leaders to make increasing funding for APS a top budget priority and support increasing penalties for abuse and financial crimes against the elderly. I've also pledged to examine and review all state law enforcement agencies. As we conduct these reviews we'll make sure that Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) , our prosecutors, and law enforcement are working together to properly protect our seniors.

Eric J. Holcomb: My administration will support county prosecutors by giving them the tools and resources they need to protect vulnerable adults at the local level.

Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2016 Indiana Gubernatorial race Oct 31, 2016

John Gregg: Push community policing through federal COPS resources

The primary goal of community policing is for officers to work with residents, neighborhood groups, and public and private organizations to identify and resolve issues that affect the quality of life in specific neighborhoods, regions or entire cities. Community policing stresses prevention, early identification of potential issues--including acts of terrorism--and timely intervention to deal with problems before they become unwieldy.

The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is dedicated to promoting the community policing approach to law enforcement across the nation. COPS provides technical assistance and training resources, including grants, to assist local law enforcement agencies with improving community relationships and crime prevention. A Gregg/Hale administration will work with COPS to ensure Hoosier communities have access to these valuable resources for improving safety in our neighborhoods.

Source: 2016 Indiana governor campaign website GreggForGovernor.com Aug 31, 2016

John Gregg: Transparent investigations of deadly force incidents

Unfortunately, our country has seen an increase in the number of deadly force incidents between law enforcement officers and citizens. A Gregg/Hale administration will be proactive in providing law enforcement the necessary tools and training to properly protect our citizens and themselves during volatile encounters. As Governor, John Gregg will promote investigations conducted by trained and independent law enforcement professionals to ensure a thorough, lawful and unbiased review. The Gregg/Hale team believes that in order maintain public trust and build positive bridges of communication in situations where lives are lost, transparency and thorough investigations are an essential part of the process. Governor Gregg will support an open, honest and productive environment between the public and police in order to eliminate any ambiguity and apprehension.
Source: 2016 Indiana governor campaign website GreggForGovernor.com Aug 31, 2016

Mike Pence: Reduce crime, not penalties for crime

The Indiana criminal code will be updated after House Bill 1006 was signed into law by Gov. Pence. That bill will replace Indiana's A through F felony system with a 1 through 6 system (1 being the most severe). It's the first major overhaul of the state criminal code since 1978. The governor says he's interested in reducing prison populations. But he wants do that by reducing crime, not by decreasing penalties on some crimes. "I think we need to focus on reducing crime, not reducing penalties," he said.
Source: Indiana Economic Digest on 2016 Indiana gubernatorial race May 21, 2016

Brian Bosma: Supports capital punishment, and use of deadly force at home

Q: Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?

A: Yes.

Q: Should homeowners be allowed to use deadly force to stop an unlawful entry by law enforcement officers?

A: Yes.

Q: Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?

A: Yes.

Bosma adds, "The above questions are extremely generalized and individual circumstances will dictate the answers."

Source: Indiana Gubernatorial 2012 PVS Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2012

Mitch Daniels: Strengthen laws against horrid practice of human trafficking

We should--no, we must--strengthen our laws against the horrid practice of human trafficking, and we must do it in time for the Super Bowl, the kind of event at which the exploitation of young women is rampant in the absence of such a tough law.
Source: Indiana 2012 State of the State Address Jan 10, 2012

Mitch Daniels: Support the death penalty

Source: Indiana Gubernatorial Election 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

Mitch Daniels: Prevent recidivism with vocational training & alternatives

Source: Indiana Gubernatorial Election 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

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