June 10, 2022
Members of the Community,
There is a concerning trend the Fishers Police and Fishers Parks have recently reported in our city parks. Over the past several weeks some of the buildings and restroom facilities in our city parks have been vandalized. These acts of vandalism included tipped over trash cans, graffiti, damage to property, and even covering walls with feces. These are criminal acts and are being investigated by the FPD. Currently, we believe these acts are at the hands of minors after park closure at dusk when the parks are not as populated.
In response, the City of Fishers and the Fishers Police Department have increased police patrols of city parks, installed security cameras, and added signage to assist in reporting any suspicious activity. These extra security measures are being implemented to help detect and deter future acts of vandalism which impedes residents from being able to utilize facilities while unnecessary repairs and extra cleaning efforts waste tax dollars.
I am asking our community to help. If you see something, say something. No suspicious activity is too small to report. If you see vandalism or an emergency in progress, dial 911. Report existing vandalism or non-emergency situations to 317-773-1282 or via the Fishers Connect app and QR codes located on signage in all city parks. In turn, we will act on any violation of law or local ordinance applicable.
In the heart of summer, parents, please take the time to know where your children are and where they are gathering. A few simple measures of accountability and setting expectations can go a long way in keeping our parks properties in great condition.
Fishers’ award-winning Parks department exists to connect residents to each other, contribute to the vibrancy of our community, and encourage health and wellbeing. We’re committed to ensuring that Fishers’ parks continue to be a safe place for our residents and families to enjoy.
Chief of Police
Fishers Police Department