NEWS RELEASE 12/19/2012
|CITY OF FLINT RECEIVES $742,520 GRANT FROM CHARLES STEWART MOTT FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY POLICING PROGRAM|
Flint, Michigan — December 17, 2012— The City of Flint is pleased to announce that is has received a grant of $742,520 from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to support the 2jst Century Community Policing program. The grant, which runs through June 30, 2013, will help maintain existing public safety services as the city transitions in the coming year to funding from a public safety millage approved by voters in November.|
Mott support to the City of Flint for the community policing program has totaled $3.84 million since 2010. Specifically, the Mott grant will provide funding support for 10 patrol officers and one sergeant on the Flint Police Department. It will also help fund nine neighborhood safety officers and two program coordinators, who will focus on public safety concerns and
blight issues, and will engage with neighborhood groups, such as Blue Badge and
Lifeline, and other community organizations.
Emergency Financial Manager Ed Kurtz said he is grateful to the Moft Foundation for its commitment to Flint and the safety of area residents. “We thank the Mott Foundation for the continued support it has shown this community,”
Kurtz said. “This grant significantly helps the City of Flint stabilize public safety.”
The Criminal Justice System Advisory Council and the Neighborhood Safety Officers are essential components of our 21st Century Community Policing program and are integral parts of the City of Flint’s overall public safety plan. The overall goal is to provide citizens and police with improved interaction in addressing the safety concerns of the community.