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Flint adding more police officers

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

There will be 10 to12 new officers added to the Flint police force - that's about a 10 percent increase.

Its something residents have been asking for and it is exactly what residents voted for when they passed a police and fire millage earlier this month.

Now the city has officially begun the process of hiring those officers.

Right now, the city has about 118 officers in the department.

It's a department that has seen about 40 officers laid off over the last few years.

And the demand for the jobs is high.

The positions just went online two days ago, but officials said the department started getting calls about the positions a few weeks ago.

The new officers are expected to be begin work by February.

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