Flint receives grant for community policing program - WNEM TV 5

Flint receives grant for community policing program

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

The city of Flint received a $742,520 grant to support its community policing program. The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation grant will support 10 patrol officers and one sergeant for the city's police department.

It will also help fund nine neighborhood safety officers and two program coordinators, who will focus on public safety concerns and blight issues. They will also work with neighborhood groups, such as Blue Badge and Lifeline, and other community organizations.

The money is especially helpful because it will allow Flint to maintain existing police services as the city transitions to funding from a public safety millage.

Emergency Financial Manager Ed Kurtz said he is grateful to the Moft Foundation for its
commitment to Flint and the safety of area residents.

Mott support to the City of Flint for the community policing program has totaled $3.84
million since 2010.

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