• Detroit Officers Moving From Desk Time To Streets!

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    The Detroit Police Department is rolling out a program this week to

    increase patrols by moving officers from behind desks onto the

    streets.Police Chief Ralph Godbee says that “Operation Inside Out:

    Night Angels” requires officers on desk jobs to put in eight hours on

    patrols each week. He says that means 40 to 50 more officers on the

    streets per shift.Godbee says police will “saturate” problem areas such

    as liquor stores and gas stations.The city is on pace for its highest

    per-capita murder rate in a decade. As of July 10, the last period

    available, the city had 182 homicides, on pace for 350 in 2011. There

    were 366 in 2003, when the city had about 200,000 more residents.

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