NEWS RELEASE   8/1/2011

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CITY OF FLINT OFFERING FREE TRAINING FOR RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN BECOMING POLICE VOLUNTEERS
Flint, Michigan - July 29, 2011 - The City of Flint will conduct a series of six training sessions for resident interested in becoming police volunteers. Police volunteers assist the Flint Police Department with crowd and traffic control for major events, administrative duties, dignitary details and community relations functions.

Residents must attend all training sessions and successfully pass a background check before becoming an official Blue Badge Police Volunteer.

The training sessions will cover a range of topics. All training sessions will be held in the roll call room of the Flint Police Department, 210 E. Fifth Street, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm on the following days:

August 8, 2011
Topic: Policy Procedures, City Ordinances,
and Legal Updates
August 9, 2011
Topic: Traffic and Crowd Control
September 12, 2011
Topic: Personal Safety
September 13, 2011
Topic: De-escalating Conflict
September 19, 2011
Topic: Radio Communications
September 20, 2011
Topic: Report Writing

Space is limited. All participants must confirm their attendance no later than 4:00 pm August 8th by contacting Officer Tanya Meeks at tmeeks@cityofflint.com or (810) 237-6926.

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