The $4.7 million will purchase 100 new squad cars and make improvements to the firing range facility and the police academy.
The police are there to look out for students during hours when they might be heading home from bars and clubs.
The Indianapolis City-County Council voted 19-10 to approve an increase in the income tax rate for public safety, effective January 1st.
Monroe County Prosecutor Chris Gaal says 50 area restaurants will participate in the program to reduce drunk driving on New Year's Eve.
Local officials stressed the importance of teaching younger generations about what happened 11 years ago.
There were more than 240 arrests related to impaired driving and other misconduct during last year’s annual Scheid Diesel Extravaganza.