DETROIT, Mich. (HOT HEADLINES) – Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced a new neighborhood safety initiative on Monday.
The event took place at Osborn High School in effort to reduce crime in Detroit with the help of the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Corps Program.
The program will focus on distinct areas in Detroit, which includes East English Village, Clark Elementary, Bates, Bagley Elementary, Bethune, Gompers Elementary, Cody, Harms Elementary, Neinas Elementary and Osborn neighborhoods.
Governor Snyder said that the initiative has been successful in the Wayne State and Mid-town areas for three years now and is a good idea to extend throughout Detroit. “Crime in Midtown is down 44 percent. This is that start of the process to bring that same kind of result to the neighborhoods,” Governor Snyder said in a statement. Detroit Police Chief James Craig was also in attendance.