Election Day 2016: While most of the country is concerned with the presidential race, police officers in Flint, Michigan, eagerly await the results of a more personal vote. They need a public safety millage to pass to ensure there are no cuts to their already under-equipped and understaffed department. Donald Trump might be more supportive of police work than Hillary Clinton, as some of the officers point out in Netflix's new docuseries Flint Town, but he's also a racist, as some of the African-American cops counter. To all of them, it's the local election that really matters anyway.
Flint Town begins one year earlier when the city elected a new mayor, who in turn chooses a new police chief, who decides it’s time to do something about the crime rate. The new leadership goes with a plan for heavier policing, despite having fewer than 100 officers for more than 100,000 residents. The new chief sets up a Crime Area Target Team (CATT) that utilizes military-grade intimidation tactics to crack down on violence-ridden and drug-infested neighborhoods. The department also initiates a volunteer police unit to put citizens on patrol -- an idea mostly to get more bodies out in the streets but which also works to bring the community closer to the police, and vice versa.