Biweekly Public Safety update: September 9, 2021
This biweekly update includes information related to the Declaration of State of Emergency Due to Gun Violence, corresponding Executive Orders and public safety from police and fire departments.
In partnership with the North Flint Neighborhood Action Council (NFNAC) and funding from ReCAST, the City of Flint is offering free crime watch training for block clubs and neighborhoods within the city.
This partnership is an action item associated with Executive Order #2: City of Flint Executive Order on Gun Violence-Establish Partnerships with Grass Roots and Community Outreach Programs to Combat Gun Violence.
The NFNAC will provide the following:
• Select and train two (2) block clubs/community groups per ward (20 total) on how to start, re-establish and/or improve their Crime Watch Program.
• Facilitate four (4) hours of training for the participants on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).
Monday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 15 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
• Host four (4) 4-hour Crime Watch training exercises with an overview on how to spend and properly report grant funds.
Monday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 22 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
• Ask participants to attend a virtual program on Mental Health First Aid provided by Genesee Health Systems.
The NFNAC will also oversee and disperse up to $1,500 to support the selected neighborhood groups who complete the training and are the first two in their ward to sign up. Awarded grant dollars shall be utilized for Crime Watch intervention tools.
Police Mini Stations
Police officers are utilizing the Dort Mall, Midway Townhomes, University/Chevrolet mini stations. While the mini station at Bishop Ave and MLK King is being renovated, a mini station has opened at the Hasselbring Community Center.
Volunteers for the mini stations will be trained September 15 and 16.
Flint Police Department
• There are five (5) new recruits in the police academy that started the week of September 6. The new recruits started with six, however one did not pass the evaluation process.
• Two police officers have transferred in from other local police departments.
• Traffic enforcement continues to identify hot spots in locations such as – Ballenger Highway, Miller Road. and East Court Street.
• 550 firearms have been confiscated since January 2021.
See Something. Say Something. Anyone can report tips regarding crime (including illegal dumping) anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL (4245), CrimeStoppersofFlint.com, or via the P3 mobile app. Crime watch signs are also available by calling the City of Flint at (810) 766-7346.