GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - New Grand Rapids Safety Ambassadors will soon be seen around downtown.
They're part of a program launched by the new Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. and are meant to make the city more welcoming.
Wearing teal and blue uniforms, the unarmed ambassadors are meant to help with public safety downtown, providing extra eyes and ears for the Grand Rapids Police Department.
They'll also help people with things like directions and city information.
They will be on the streets seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.
The program, which costs $300,000 per year, is not funded by tax dollars, according to the Downtown Development Authority.
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