Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mission Accomplished

During the Warrendale Community Organization's regular monthly meeting, we decided to lobby the City of Detroit to hire more police officers. I started making some phone calls; scheduling meetings with various officials so that WCO members could express our collective view.

And then it happened.

This past Monday, at the Great Northwest District Community Relations Meeting, Chief Ella M. Bully-Cummings announced that the City of Detroit was looking to hire 350 new police officers. The next day, during an interview with the Detroit News, Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick upped it even more - telling reporters that the City was looking for 500 new police officers.

This still isn't as many new police officers as Detroit needs when one considers the current ratio of police officers to residents. However, this is a tremendous move in the right direction, especially when one considers the City's current financial condition.

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