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City police looking for neighborhood volunteers

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A city police department is asking for volunteers to help patrol neighborhoods Halloween weekend.

The Flint Police Department Citizens’ Radio Patrol is looking to outfit 100 new volunteers with training and amber lights, CRP placards and portable radios for their vehicles.

“We are seeking more volunteers to start up new patrols in their own neighborhoods or to bolster the membership of an existing patrol,” said Flint Police Chief James Tolbert.

Tolbert said volunteers are to watch over their neighborhoods and report any suspicious activity to police.

"The patrollers are never to put themselves in harm's way or to confront a suspicious individual, that's the job of the Flint Police Department," Tolbert said.

Those interested in volunteering can contact the Flint Police Department Blue Badge Volunteer Corps. by calling 810-237-6823 and leave their name, address and phone number in order to be contacted with further details.

This is the second year of the Blue Badge Citizens Radio Patrol. Last year over 100 volunteers participated during the week of Halloween.

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