Riggs to lead public safety efforts at IU Public Policy Institute

June 24, 2015

The Indiana University Public Policy Institute is pleased to announce that Troy Riggs will join its team as Director of Public Safety Outreach. Riggs currently serves as Director of Public Safety for the City of Indianapolis.

“I have appreciated Troy's partnership in using and acknowledging SAVI database. We are pleased to bring to IUPUI, SPEA, and the Public Policy Institute a public safety leader who takes a data-based approach to public safety and who has worked closely with IUPUI's nationally-recognized SAVI database. Our students and community will benefit from Troy Riggs' teaching and research,” said IUPUI Chancellor Charles Bantz.

In this new role, Riggs will lead and facilitate public safety projects and continue the Public Policy Institute’s leadership as a center for best practices and applied research with criminal justice issues. He will also teach students as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). Both positions are located on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis. Riggs officially assumes his new roles in August.

“Riggs’ extensive experience makes him a tremendous addition to SPEA’s graduate and undergraduate criminal justice and public safety programs,” said Lilliard Richardson, Executive Associate Dean for SPEA at IUPUI. “His connections to local and national public safety communities will also be extremely valuable to students’ professional development and as they look for internships and jobs.”

Riggs, a Louisville, KY native, previously held public safety roles with the Corpus Christi Police Department, Louisville Metro Police Department, and the Jefferson County Police Department. He has been with the City of Indianapolis since 2012.

“Troy Riggs has impacted how public safety is thought of in Marion County. His innovative data-driven community-based approach has resulted in better training and unique collaborations among community partners to improve the safety of our neighborhoods,” said Mark Lawrance, the Institute’s Director. “We look forward to leveraging his expertise and passion to address public safety in Indiana at the IU Public Policy Institute.”

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