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IMPD officials assure Sikh community of their safety

May 08, 2017 06:57 PM

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Bryan Roach on Sunday visited the Sikh Gurdwara, Acton Road, 10950 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis. He was accompanied by IMPD Deputy Chief of Operations, Chad Knecht, and the first Sikh American Police Officer in Indianapolis, Mittan Singh Katoch.
Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis leaders, led by Volunteer Event Coordinator and Kanwal Prakash Singh, accorded warm welcome to the IMPD officials. Distinguished Inter-faith leader and world renowned artist KP Singh briefed the visitors in the Library and escorted to the Sanctuary. After introduction, these officials were honoured and the Giani Pritam Singh (Head Granthi) presented traditional Sikh Siropa (sacred scarf) to Mr Bryan Roach, Mr Chad Knecht and Mr Mittan Singh Katoch.
Addressing the devotees, these officials that "you are part of our community. You are important part of our community. You are safe in Indianapolis as our officials are working hard every day to make sure you are safe."
Mr. Bryan Roach addressed the gathering on the matters of public safety; Police-Community relations and cooperation; and job opportunities in Law Enforcement and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
According to Mr KP Singh, who is also a member of the City of Indianapolis Marion County Police Merit Board, "the visit by Police Chief is a part of the continuing effort of the Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis to educate ourselves about special people, institutions, our City, State, and National leaders that serve our State and our Nation and have a lot to teach us about civic responsibilities and opportunities as Hoosier Americans."
The IMPD officials also replied to the questions raised by the Sikh business community.The Police Chief and his exchanged ideas with the Sikh leaders and interested youth.

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