By Carolyn Marnon – COVID-19: “There is light at the end of the tunnel,” said Wayne Police Chief Ryan Strong. There are now three vaccines available in the U.S. A vaccination clinic was held at HYPE in late February where over 400 senior citizen residents of Wayne were able to get vaccinated. Those residents recently received their second dose at a HYPE clinic.
The City of Wayne is keeping an interest list for those City of Wayne residents who are 65 or older. This is an interest list only. It will be used IF another vaccine clinic is held in Wayne in the future. To be added to the interest list, email Covid@cityofwayne.com or call 313-923-7531 with your name, address, phone number, email and age. If you are homebound, please state that also. This list is for aged 65 and older residents of the CITY OF WAYNE.
Personnel Updates: The police department is up to 26 officers. It is currently budgeted for 27.
Peer Support Team: The department has three officers who have been specially trained to help other officers in times of distress. Police work is a very stressful job in which officers see terrible things, including murders and fatal car crashes. The Peer Support Team has been trained to help those officers deal with the serious situations they see on the job. Nixle: The community can stay up-to-date on severe weather, criminal activities, severe traffic, missing persons and local events by receiving alerts from local agencies via Nixle. You can get alerts by texting 48184 to 888777 or https://www.nixle.com.