City of Flint names brand-new cops chief – Michigan Radio

12August 2020

After nine months without an irreversible police chief, the City of Flint revealed today it has actually filled the position.

Terence Green will take control of for Interim Chief Phil Hart by September 1st. Hart's term ended Monday.

“He cares

for the city as I do,” Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley stated of Green throughout a press conference. “I do not need to guess about his character or what he brings to the quality of police here in the City of Flint, due to the fact that I know his heart.”

Green,

who was born and raised in Flint, is the present chief of cops at Mount Morris Township. He formerly operated in narcotics enforcement for the Genesee County constable's department.

He

stated during the press conference that he wishes to enhance morale amongst Flint's officers, which he's heard is low, but that he can't recommend particular changes before comprehending how the department operates.

“Once I've done that thorough assessment, there may be some modifications, there may not be some modifications,” Green said.

Green said Flint's police department will continue working along with both state and county law enforcement officers when he's in charge.”We can't do it on our own,”he said.

“We're gon na do our task, however we invite the Michigan State Police in continuing their efforts and helping us get that criminal offense rate down. “Flint officials announced last month that there had actually been an uptick in violent

criminal activity compared to the previous year. Green likewise acknowledged that the department is trying to fill vacant officer positions, and stated ideally the prospects would be people who live in the Flint area. Want to support reporting

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