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Flint Police Department Technical Assistance

Michigan State University

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $115,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2015–December 31, 2015
  • Location East Lansing, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

The city of Flint continues to face a significant public safety challenge. Crime and violence across the city remains disproportionately high, while the city’s ongoing budget crisis has caused a severely limited police force. With technical assistance from Michigan State University’s Department of Criminology, the city of Flint’s emergency manager and a new police chief continue to view public safety as a high priority for the city. This renewal grant will support a sixth year of training, technology system upgrades, technical assistance, and evaluation to assist the city of Flint in implementing important changes in its police department and other public safety functions.