Flint Begins 'Blue Badge Volunteer Corps' Training 7-13-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Flint Begins 'Blue Badge Volunteer Corps' Training 7-13-2010

The city of Flint will begin Blue Badge Patrol Volunteer Corps training on Tuesday.
The training sessions are for residents interested in being a volunteer at one of the city's police mini-stations, participating in neighborhood crime watch, or working as a Flint police volunteer.
Flint Mayor Dayne Walling said Blue Badge is a program aimed at reducing crime with the cooperation of residents and police forces.
"It is partnerships between residents, business owners, and police working together that have a positive impact on reducing neighborhood crime and enhancing the quality of life in the community," Walling said.
Officials said the program is built upon the principles of community policing -- community members are the eyes and ears for police, addressing both crime and quality of life issues.
Background checks will be conducted for all new volunteers.
Training sessions have been scheduled for the following days:
Mini Station Volunteer Training:
  • July 13, 2010 - 9:30 a.m. - Haskell Community Center
  • July 14, 2010 - 2 p.m. - Haskell Community Center

Crime Watch Training:
  • July 26, 2010 - 6 p.m. - Urban League of Flint
  • July 28, 2010 - 6 p.m. - MCC Regional Technology Center (Auditorium)

Flint Police Volunteer Training
  • Aug. 2, 2010 - 6 p.m. - MTA Downtown Terminal (Rosa Parks Room)
  • Aug, 4, 2010 - 10 p.m. - Flint Public Library

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