Inkster police get aid from Mich. State Police, Wayne Co. Sherif - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Inkster police get aid from Mich. State Police, Wayne Co. Sheriff

Posted: Updated:
Inkster Police Chief Hilton Napoleon Inkster Police Chief Hilton Napoleon

The Chief of Inkster Police has been asking for help for his city for a long time and now it's finally here.

"This should double the patrol efforts out here," Chief Hilton Napoleon said, in nearly sub-zero temperatures Tuesday, but the sun was shining on Inkster.  

The chief from the crime-plagued city announced a new initiative with the Wayne County Sheriff's Department and Michigan State Police. It's a massive effort to reduce crime and increase visibility, exactly what residents have been calling for.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear from residents in a report from Fox 2's Maurielle Lue

The program is called SCOUT for Sheriff's Community Organized Urban Team. Officers will team up with neighborhood watch groups and block clubs, a program that's been successful in Detroit, Rosedale Park and Dearborn. Inkster police will employ a mobile command unit and more boots on the ground.

"We have approximately 45 auxiliary officers here, and they're going to be involved in this initiative as well as the sheriff's reserve," Napoleon said.

Though Chief Napoleon says overall violent crime is down there have been some particularly violent months, violent crime up 15 percent in November alone. Homicides are up, too - already 14 for the year in a city of only 25,000. Still the chief says despite Inkster's significant police cuts, this will be a new beginning.

"What this is really all about is police agencies working together to make Inkster safe."

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • VP Joe Biden speaks in Detroit on Labor Day

    VP Joe Biden speaks in Detroit on Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:18:46 GMT
    This is the second time vice president Joe Biden has been in Detroit on Labor Day in the past three years.
    This is the second time vice president Joe Biden has been in Detroit on Labor Day in the past three years.
  • RECALL: Kraft American Singles Cheese Slices

    RECALL: Kraft American Singles Cheese Slices

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:05:15 GMT
    Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
    Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
  • Minimum wage hike launches this Labor Day

    Minimum wage hike launches this Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:30:54 GMT
    Minimum wage workers across metro Detroit and the rest of the state are getting a small raise this Labor Day.
    Minimum wage workers across metro Detroit and the rest of the state are getting a small raise this Labor Day.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices