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      Officials to announce Detroit public safety initiative

      The Urban Safety Corps is operated by Wayne State University and has been active in parts of Detroit for three years.
      DETROIT (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing will make an announcement Monday about a new public safety initiative. At an event to be held in Osborn High School's library, they'll discuss the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Corps program, which is aimed at reducing crime in Detroit. The Urban Safety Corps is operated by Wayne State University and has been active in parts of Detroit for three years. It uses a crime-mapping system and relies on collaboration between residents, neighborhood nonprofits, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, existing neighborhood associations and block clubs to improve public safety. Snyder and Bing are expected to reveal a new partnership for the Urban Safety Corps at Monday's event, which also will include Detroit Police Chief James Craig. (Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)