Governor Whitmer discusses public safety with community leaders

(Michigan Executive Office of the Governor)
Published: Aug. 4, 2021 at 10:23 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2021 at 12:43 PM EDT
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FLINT, Mich. (WILX) - Governor Whitmer today led a roundtable discussion in Flint with local and state law enforcement officials, community leaders, and elected officials to address public safety.

“Every Michigander should feel safe living in their communities, whether they’re going to work, picking up their kids from school, grabbing groceries, or simply taking a walk around the block,” said Governor Whitmer. " As we work to put Michigan’s safety first. I am eager to work with local leaders and law enforcement professionals in Flint and across the state to protect public safety.”

Recently, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 27 allocating $2.7 million in federal funding to the Secondary Road Patrol Program, which provides grants to county sheriff’s departments for the patrol of secondary roads.

Last month, Governor Whitmer sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland urging support for Michigan State Police’s (MSP) application for federal grant funding through the United States Department of Justice’s Community Policing Development De-Escalation Training Program.

“I am grateful to Governor Whitmer for taking steps to address the issue of rising crime,” said Genesee County Board of Commissioner Chair Mark Young. “I am dedicated to working together with our partners on the state, county, and local levels of government to improve public safety together.”

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