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Officials to announce Detroit public safety initiative led by Wayne State's Urban Safety Corps

November 3, 2013

Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing will make an announcement Monday about a new public safety initiative. At an event to be held in Osborn High School's library, they'll discuss the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Corps program, which is aimed at reducing crime in Detroit. The Urban Safety Corps is operated by Wayne State University and has been active in parts of Detroit for three years. It uses a crime-mapping system and relies on collaboration between residents, neighborhood nonprofits, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, existing neighborhood associations and block clubs to improve public safety.