Michigan State Police officials are seeking leaders from all faiths for a program aimed at fostering trust and improving public safety.
“Community Action United Team In Our Neighborhood.” or CAUTION is being expanded by MSP and it is seeking faith-based volunteers who can train to serve as a “quick response team for critical incidents” and a link between officers and residents.
The C.A.U.T.I.O.N training will be on 6 to 8 p.m. April 13 at
Oak Park, MI 48237
A program with its roots in Flint, CAUTION started in 2012 has been part of the “Secure Cities” effort to reduce violent crime.
CAUTION members attend local meetings, work with MSP personnel at public engagement events, including assisting the Community Service Troopers, respond to criminal incidents where they can assist victims and their community with emotional support and assist on diversionary activities, such as jointly speaking with enforcement personnel at local juvenile detention facilities.
Volunteers will also receive training in areas including “ministering in a pluralistic environment” and “incident response and diffusing.”