NEWS RELEASE   11/2/2012

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AFRO-AMERICAN POLICE LEAGUE HAS ANNOUNCED THEIR SUPPORT OF THE POLICE AND FIRE PROTECTION MILLAGE
Flint, Michigan — November 1, 2012— The Afro-American Police League (AAPL) of Flint has told City of Flint officials that they are endorsing the Police and Firefighter Protection Millage. The announcement came to this office from Flint’s Police Chief Alvern Lock by way of League President Karl Petrich. The endorsement is the second in as many days to come from Flint’s public safety personnel.

Petrich stated “we (the AAPL) believe that any chance for this city to be able to put more police officers and firefighters on the streets is exactly what it needs to fight crime and keep our families safe.” He went on to say “the bottom line is we (police and fire) are in the business of public safety and we need to protect it.”

If passed, the millage would stabilize The City of Flint’s police and fire staffing levels, making them less dependent on outside grant funding and ensure adequate police and fire services for City residents. Combating crime has a direct impact on the quality of life and safety of residents and visitors alike. For this reason public safety has been a top priority for Flint, making the security of its funding a crucial issue.

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