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Flint police hope operations center reduces response times

Posted at 1:36 PM, Oct 27, 2017

The Flint Police Department has announced it's working on new tactics to cut down on response times after a recent report said average waits had climbed to nearly an hour for city residents.

The Flint Journal reports that the department announced on Thursday that it's working to establish a new intelligence operations center in an effort to lessen response times.

Police plan to use the center to analyze the city's crime trends and assist administrators to best allocate existing resources with the police ranks.

The efforts are in response to a September story by the newspaper that revealed response times for priority-one 911 calls had grown from about 21 minutes in January to about 58 minutes by July.

The center is expected to be fully operating in the coming weeks.