Flint Police Department Closed On Weekends

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- The Flint Police Department is closed on the weekends following the latest round of officer layoffs.
The Flint Journal reports new office hours took effect Saturday, the day after 20 police officers were laid off.
For the first time in decades, the department's doors will remain closed to the public on Saturdays and Sundays. A sign on the door posts a phone number for the public to call if they must speak to a desk officer.
The department that historically has been open 24 hours a day already reduced daily office hours to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Flint Mayor Dayne Walling laid off a total of 66 police officers this year to cope with a multi-million-dollar deficit. The city also made other cuts.


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  • by stan on Dec 19, 2010 at 08:53 AM
    Glad I don't live in Flint! One of highest crime rates in the state and the police don't work at night or weekends! I'm sure that mayor will get voted in again.
  • by stan on Dec 19, 2010 at 08:53 AM
    Glad I don't live in Flint! One of highest crime rates in the state and the police don't work at night or weekends! I'm sure that mayor will get voted in again.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2010 at 08:00 AM
    and they wonder why there has been a string of armed robberies....
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2010 at 07:38 AM
    Lot's of people out there are saying the economy is getting better and we are on the up swing. I've been saying this for a long time now BULL!!! What I see is that we are just dying slower.
  • by Kirby on Dec 19, 2010 at 06:13 AM
    How to manage money for Dummies
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