Detroit mayor announces strategy to combat crime

DETROIT -- Detroit's mayor is taking action to stop crime in his city.

Mayor Dave Bing announced the new strategy to fight the high crime rate.

The mayor announced plans to open 13 mini-police stations around the city.

Those stations will be in places like recreation centers and shopping malls.

Staff will include a permanent officer and a volunteer.

"The return of the police mini-stations will increase the police presence in our communities and improve public safety for our citizens," the mayor said. "A permanent police officer will be assigned to each mini-station and residents will be able to interact with a neighborhood officer on a regular basis."

The first six of these stations opened Wednesday. The rest of the mini-stations will be open by next March.

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