Established in 2020, the Flint Community Advisory Taskforce on Public Safety (FCATOPS) was created in response to the historic uprising against police brutality and movement for Black lives.
We are a community resource and advisory body to the mayor focused on advocating for and amplifying the voices and concerns of our community, connecting them to resources, and redefining the relationship between community and public safety institutions.
Our mission is to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the greater Flint community to foster equity, peaceful resolution and systemic change to ensure the equal protection, fair treatment and safety of all people. We believe our city will benefit from honest communication and respectful engagement between law enforcement and the communities they are charged to protect and serve.
To meet the challenges of battling implicit bias, systemic racism, police violence and faltering community trust we will work in partnership with the City of Flint and local law enforcement to elevate the voice and concerns of the community, drive decision making, policies, practices and procedures to create a long-lasting infrastructure to build safe communities.
To foster a just and equitable society nurtured by the collaboration of our community and our public safety partners
Taskforce public meetings are held the third Thursday of every month unless it falls on a major holiday.
If you'd like to hear more about different types of events the taskforce will be holding go ahead and fill out our community engagement interest form. We'll keep you informed on everything we'll be rolling out!
Feeling overwhelmed? Need a little help balancing? ReCast & GHS offers a monthly coffee and conversation.
Want more information on different types of training for mental and behavioral health? GHS is offering free live webinar trainings throughout 2021!
Sign up to attend VAAA's Virtual Annual Meeting on April, 28th, 2021 at 10:00AM!
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