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The Detroit Police Department is rolling out a program this week to

increase patrols by moving officers from behind desks onto the

streets.Police Chief Ralph Godbee says that “Operation Inside Out:

Night Angels” requires officers on desk jobs to put in eight hours on

patrols each week. He says that means 40 to 50 more officers on the

streets per shift.Godbee says police will “saturate” problem areas such

as liquor stores and gas stations.The city is on pace for its highest

per-capita murder rate in a decade. As of July 10, the last period

available, the city had 182 homicides, on pace for 350 in 2011. There

were 366 in 2003, when the city had about 200,000 more residents.

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