06/24/2012

Detroit chief signs order to beef up reserves

Reservists will help out with special details like traffic control, and conduct foot patrols

By George Hunter
The Detroit News

DETROIT — Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee, faced with the prospect of fewer officers because of the city's financial crisis, has taken the rare step of implementing a special order requiring anyone applying for a job with the Police Department to first serve as a volunteer reserve.

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