The City of Flint is putting new police officers on the job and expects to hire additional officers.
The hiring of seven officers announced Monday follows voter approval of a public safety millage for the cash-strapped city in November.
The city says it plans to hire three more officers.
Flint faces public safety challenges including a high homicide rate. The city has a state-appointed emergency financial manager and it has been working with Michigan State Police and the Genesee County sheriff's department to improve public safety.
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