Downtown Indy Inc. has named John Mann director of safety and security. Mann is responsible for overseeing DII’s security partnership with Downtown businesses addressing crime and safety concerns as well as increasing the perception of safety for Downtown Indianapolis. Mann also currently serves as IMPD downtown district captain and will continue his full-time role with IMPD while serving part-time for Downtown Indy Inc. during his off-duty hours. Specifically, Captain Mann will provide leadership for the Downtown Indy Inc. bike and foot patrol of other off-duty police officers; enhance communications with DII members with ongoing safety and security messaging and lead Downtown Indy, Inc.’s role regarding the mitigation of panhandling and homelessness.
Captain Mann began his career in 1992 and has served in various roles with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department over the past 24 years. He has been the Southeast District Commander, Southeast District Crime Strategist, Arson Section Commander, Detective/Sergeant in the Arson Unit, and spent 10 years in the Operations Division in various roles. Captain Mann is a 2013 graduate of the FBI National Academy and a 2010 graduate of the IMPD Leadership Academy.

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