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Detroit Dashboard for the week of 8-17

Detroit Fire Department receives more fire engines

Brand new fire engines will be deployed to five fire stations across Detroit on Friday. The new engines are the last of 10 new engines that have been custom built for the Detroit Fire Department. With these 10 new engines, one-third of DFD’s fleet will be brand new. Six new multi-purpose rescue squads have been ordered, with delivery anticipated by spring 2016.

Detroit bonds receive very favorable interest rate

Last December, the City of Detroit’s Plan of Adjustment was approved by the bankruptcy court which projected the City would have to pay an interest rate of 5.75% on bonds to help finance post-bankruptcy expenses. This week, the City learned that the interest rate will be 4.44%, more than a full percentage less than expected, saving Detroit an estimated $2.2 million per year. For more information about the favorable interest rate, read the full press release here.

Detroit Police announce deployment of body cameras

Mayor Duggan joined Chief James Craig on Tuesday to announce that DPD will move forward deploying body cameras and in-car video systems across the City. The goal is to have all marked cars equipped with fully operational dash cameras in the next 12 months and to have officers outfitted with body cameras, beginning early next year. The Detroit Police Department plans to execute deployment over the next three years for all 2,500 patrol and special unit officers.

New logistics center brings 150 jobs to Detroit’s east side

Construction of a new 500,000 square-foot logistics center is underway on Detroit’s east side at the I-94 Industrial Park. Linc, a Universal Truckload company, is opening this new facility in Detroit and plans to hire 150 employees for jobs starting at $10 per hour. Recruitment fairs for the new jobs have already started and will continue in the coming weeks. For more information, read the full press release here.

What's Coming Up

DPD Job Fair

The Detroit Police Department will host a job fair on Saturday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Public Safety Headquarters. DPD is hiring police officers and police assistants. Interested applicants should bring resumes, a valid license or photo ID, and dress professionally. For more information, visit http://www.detroitmi.gov/Calendar-Events/ModuleID/577/ItemID/2476/mctl/EventDetails.

Recreation centers to close for Clean Up, Paint Up, Fix Up

Detroit Recreation Centers will be closed for end of summer cleaning to paint and repair the facilities. The recreation centers will be closed from August 24 - September 4. Fall hours will resume on September 7 (excluding Labor Day). For more information, visit http://www.detroitmi.gov/Calendar-Events/ModuleID/577/ItemID/1511/mctl/EventDetails.