Lansing Police to Add Five Dedicated Michigan State Police Troopers to Local Streets
Lansing Police will now add five dedicated uniformed Michigan State Police Troopers to the streets. It's all part of the "Secure Cities Partnership." The goal of the partnership is to help better fight crime in the city.
Lansing now makes the 11th city to take part in this new partnership, which started back in 2012. Other cities such as Detroit, Pontiac, Saginaw, and Flint are already signed up.
According to the Michigan State Police, the program reduced crime in Flint and Saginaw by approximately 40%.
"We're always happy to help," said Lt. Joseph Thomas from Michigan State Police. "We've been here for 100 years and we'll continue to be here for 100 years, more always as a partner and as a supporter in law enforcement." Here's more from WILX-TV 10.