- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Volunteers trained in spotting suspicious and criminal activity are expected to begin patrolling Flint neighborhoods.

The Flint Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1zt3Yp5 ) Saturday that members of the new Citizens’ Radio Patrol will receive radios, reflective decals for vehicles and assignment areas Wednesday at City Hall.

The patrol group is part of the city’s Blue Badge Volunteer Corps, which uses residents and networks of neighborhood associations and crime watch organizations to supplement police efforts.

Police Chief James Tolbert says in a release that “having those extra individuals acting as … eyes and ears” will allow officers to more quickly respond to situations.


Information from: The Flint Journal, https://www.mlive.com/flint



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