Safe Indy

Indianapolis Jewish Community Security Program

Join us in creating a more secure and prepared Jewish Community  

The sharp rise in hate crimes and antisemitic attacks and rhetoric throughout the world, coupled with the current COVID-19 pandemic spread, has left the Jewish community with grave concerns about individual and community safety. The increase in antisemitism has led us to once again reassess our needs and financial investment in security across our Jewish community. The Jewish Federation, our Synagogues and Agencies are focused on a proactive approach that takes into account our institutions’ diverse interests and organizational missions. We have come together to financially support this initiative, but we need you to help us make sure that our Jewish community is secure and safe.


It is a goal of the Safe Indy Security Initiative to identify and assess any potential threats to our Community. It is extremely important to report incidents as soon as you witness them. Keep in mind we are collecting all information that affects our Community to include Anti-Semitic behavior and acts. Please use this form to report all suspicious activity and Anti-Semitic acts. This information will be reviewed and shared with the appropriate local, state and federal law enforcement for action and resolution.


We are undertaking this effort in partnership with Secure Community Network (SCN). SCN is the national safety and security organization that works to implement best practice security programs on behalf of Jewish institutions and communities across the U.S.

If you SEE Something, SAY Something!

  • Suspicious activities, people and vehicles

  • Unusual events or incidents 

  • Dangerous situations 

  • Suspicious communications (text messages, phone calls, voice mail messages, emails, letters or packages, etc…)


Please note, true emergencies should be reported to police via 911 immediately. 

Ways to Give

Your contribution will enable us to invest additional resources in security professionals, training, and protocols needed to keep our community prepared and safe.

Community Security Director Grant Mendenhall

Community Security Director Grant Mendenhall joined JFGI in 2020. He recently retired from the FBI after 30 years, most recently serving as Special Agent in Charge of the Indianapolis Division. Grant brings rich relationships with Indiana law enforcement, national and global intelligence community, and emergency preparedness community. Grant served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ball State University. 

For questions and concerns, feel free to contact:

Grant Mendenhall

Community Security Director

(317) 296-4372

Safe Indy Partners

Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity (AEPi)

ARN Funeral & Cremation Services

Arther M. Glick Jewish Community Center (JCC)

Chabad Center for Jewish Life

Congregation Beth Shalom (CBS)

Congregation Beth-El Zedeck (BEZ)

Congregation B’nai Torah

Congregation Shaarey Tefilla (CST)

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation

Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI)

Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis (HHAI)

Hooverwood Living

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation (IHC)

Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity

Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity (ZBT)

Security in The News

Additional Resources


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