(09/27/13) - Flint's Public Safety Director and Police Chief Alvern Lock is stepping down.
Late Friday afternoon, Lock submitted his letter of resignation.
He has served as police chief for five years and was an officer in the department for more than 20.
This is just the latest leadership shakeup for Flint. Earlier this month, Emergency Manager Mike Brown announced he was also resigning.
Lock's resignation comes as we get a new, encouraging snapshot of crime in the city of Flint.
The police released new stats of serious crimes like murder, assault, and arson so far this year.
Across the board, the numbers are down compared to the same time period of 2012. Other crimes like robbery and burglary have also fallen this year.
In 2012, Flint ranked as one of the most violent cities in America.
ABC12's Angela Brown is speaking with Lock right now. You will hear from him on ABC12 News at 6.
To read the full resignation letter from Lock, click HERE.
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