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The City of Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety (OPHS) was created in April of 2016 as part of Mayor Joe Hogsett’s public safety reform.

“…these reforms will save the City money, expand accountability and transparency, and bring a modern, holistic approach to public safety – one that focuses on the root causes of crime such as poverty and mental health, and one that prioritizes an investment in our young people before they enter the criminal justice system altogether.”
-Mayor Joe Hogsett
State of the City Address, May 11, 2016
The mission of OPHS is to promote the public health, safety, and well-being of Indianapolis residents and visitors. OPHS works to achieve this mission through five priority areas: food, homeless engagement, public safety communications, re-entry, and health.
Explore this site to learn more about each OPHS priority area.
Get in Touch​

Office of Public Health and Safety
2100 City-County Bldg.
Paul Babcock
Interim Director
Aliya Wishner
For recent news and program updates follow OPHS on Twitter (@indyOPHS​).