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Flint police try to avoid future problems with teenagers

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Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio

Flint police spent part of this past week reaching out to the city’s teenagers.

"It’s all about safety,” Police Chief James Tolbert told students at Flint Southwestern Classical Academy.   Tolbert spoke during a session on things the teenagers can do to avoid trouble.

Officer Randy Matteson says summertime usually means more problems with teen drivers and partiers.

“Actually statistics say they are getting better,” says Matteson, “but it’s slight improvements.”

Matteson credits stepped up enforcement for much of the improvement.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.