Board pays dues for FANG unit

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday agreed to pay annual dues of $40,972.39 to the Flint Area Narcotics Group.

Police Chief Kevin Salter said FANG is a multiagency cooperative entity that allows local, state and federal agencies to pool their resources for undercover operations and investigations. He said the Flint Township Police Department has been a FANG member for many years and currently has one of its officers assigned there.

Salter said some of the benefits of being a member of FANG include:

Undercover investigations focused on the disruption of drugs in our community.

Force Multiplier, the ability to deploy/respond to a critical incident with up to 10 detectives on short notice.

Undercover investigation and disruption of human trafficking, exploitation and prostitution in Flint Township.

Undercover investigation and disruption of firearms traffickers.

Unique opportunity for officers assigned to FANG to gain extensive experience and training in the latest investigative techniques.

Methamphetamine lab and level A high hazard (Fentanyl) response and cleanup.

Surveillance teams.

Central location for community members to contact subject matter experts to answer drugrelated questions.