Chief of Police James Tolbert is well on his way to developing and implementing a comprehensive community involvement/engagement strategy. One of those strategies is to strengthen the role of neighborhood watch groups in the City and implement a city-wide radio patrol. Volunteers will be part of the Police Department’s Blue Badge Volunteer Corps. Anyone interested should download and complete the Blue Badge Volunteer Application Forms and return it to Officer Tanya Meeks either via email TMeeks@cityofflint.com, drop it off at the nearest Blue Badge Service Center or at the front desk of police headquarters.
The Police Department is trying to identify where the current neighborhood watch groups are and will work to strengthen those groups, while working to fill in the gaps where no group is operating. To share information on your group or learn more about establishing such a watch group, contact Officer Meeks at (810) 237-6926 or via email at TMeeks@cityofflint.com. College Cultural Neighborhood shares some information on its group and its purpose in the short video below.