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Support for Mid-Michigan Law Enforcement

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $4,347,000)

The Michigan State Police is requesting $4,347,000 to help law enforcement agencies undertake the Mid-Michigan Law Enforcement Modernization Plan, an opportunity to make critical upgrades to equipment, technology, patrol vehicles and vessels, to ensure the enduring efficacy of mid-Michigan’s law enforcement. Based on the public safety needs of each community, this initiative is aimed at reducing crime, including planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.

This is a good use of taxpayer funding because it will improve public safety, officer safety, and increase the transparency of law enforcement through technology improvements. Some upgrades for surveillance cameras and license plate readers also help some departments counteract lower staffing levels while reducing crime.  Law enforcement departments included in this proposal include: Bay County Sheriff's Office, City of Fenton Police Department (PD), City of Flint PD, Genesee County Sheriff's Office, Genesee Township PD, City of Linden PD, Mt. Morris Township PD, City of Saginaw PD, and the Michigan State Police.

Date Created: August 10, 2023