With Audio: City of Flint Unveils Plans for Public Safety
In the same room that Governor Snyder gave his Special Message to the Legislature on Public Safety in March, City of Flint officials gave their working plan today to address public safety issues.
Emergency Manager Michael Brown, new Public Safety Administrator Barnett Jones and Chief Alvern Lock laid out their goals to help make Flint a safer city.
Emergency Manager Michael Brown spoke first:
Public Safety Administrator Barnett Jones laid out the city’s three goals:
Chief Lock spoke about being able to sustain the changes:
Representatives from the Michigan State Police and governor’s office spoke. Flint Mayor Dayne Walling and Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton also gave brief comments.
The Strategies and Objectives laid out by Jones and Lock were:
- Partnerships with the Michigan State Police and other law enforcement agencies
- Opening the Flint City Lockup
- Transition to 800 MHz Communications System
- 9-1-1 Re-consolidation
- Data-Driven Information and Application
- Technology applications
- Criminal Justice Advisory Council
- Patrol Districts and 12 hour Shift Assignments
- Fire Department Re-organization
- Community Engagement
- Revenue Stability for Public Safety