The Saginaw Police Department and Michigan State Police want to brighten Saginaw's future through a new project, "Light Up the City."
In an effort to unite the Saginaw community, police encourage neighbors to light up their front porches to symbolize a new movement. They also invite residents to join them on a citizen foot patrol.
"We are trying to get neighbors to step out and spread some light on the city and some light on crime," says Officer Jonathon Beyerlein.
Police say they organized the project as a way to openly communicate with residents.
"We want to open up the blinds, we're trying to get rid of that snitch mentality of we're not going to say anything," said MSP Trooper Liz Hunt.
The event continues tonight throughout Saginaw's Cathedral district. Residents who want to take part in the foot patrol are invited to meet at Longfellow Elementary. Sign in begins at 8 p.m.
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