- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - Members of a Lebanese security force are visiting Saginaw to study the philosophies and tactics of the city’s police department.

The Saginaw News (https://bit.ly/23xp4BP ) reports the seven Beirut-based members of Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces arrived Wednesday in Saginaw and are there through Thursday.

They heard from Saginaw police Chief Bob Ruth and state police Lt. Marvin Jenkins about community-based policing efforts and rode along with officers.

They earlier visited Detroit for a three-day informational and training session with Detroit police and U.S. officials focusing on community policing. And they also visited police in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, which is home to thousands who trace their roots to Lebanon and the Middle East.

The members of the Internal Security Forces are working on a pilot community police station in Beirut.



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Information from: The Saginaw News, https://www.mlive.com/saginaw

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