INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition is a group that aims to bring communities together to prevent deadly crime. Other cities are taking notice and they want to take a page from Ten Point's book.
Community activists, law enforcement and members of the clergy from Chicago met with Ten Point Coalition leaders Tuesday to see if Chicago can learn from Indianapolis when it comes to preventing violence.
The visit focused on the organization's partnership approach between the community and police.
"And the panel discussion had folks from Ten Point to talk about urban ministry and specifically how we might be able to promote peace within the community,” Rev. Robert Biekman, Maple Park United Methodist, said. “So many people at that point were very excited about what we heard. We said we have to make a trip to Indianapolis to see what you guys are doing here and how you've been able to be so effective."
The Chicago group went on a street patrol with Ten Point and met with Indianapolis city government and police representatives.