Kokomo, IN

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Kokomo is a city of about 45,000 residents located north of Indianapolis, Indiana.  Police have conducted reverse stings to address consumer-level demand for commercial sex, in response to community complaints.  In 2012, the Kokomo Police Department Drug Task Force apprehended six men during a reverse sting occurring in a hotel.  The men were arrested and preliminarily charged with patronizing a prostitute, a Class A misdemeanor.  All were taken to the Howard County Criminal Justice Center for processing.  The names, ages, and photos of the arrestees were released to the media.

Key Partners

  • Kokomo Police Department
    • Drug Task Force
State Indiana
Type City
Population 45470
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