Kalamazoo is one of eleven communities benefiting from a recent financial boost from Public Security. Governor Whitmer announced Monday that Michigan State Police Services will receive additional funding to boost public safety initiatives.
Michigan State Police itself received the biggest boost with a grant of $ 182,328 to support de-escalation training through the Community Policing Development De-Escalation Training Program. United States Department of Justice (DOJ). Whitmer recommended for the program earlier this year. De-escalation training helps ease tensions in encounters between police and civilians. De-escalation training helps officers maintain safety in situations, prevent crime, and advance community policing.
The governor also announced 11 other local agencies across the state with a total of $ 1,025,138, supporting the governor’s goal of increasing public safety.
“I commend the Department of Justice for investing in Michigan’s public safety by giving our state police and 11 local state agencies more than $ 1 million in grants,” said Governor Whitmer. “Michigan’s brave soldiers and law enforcement officers are at the forefront of the critical work needed to reduce crime and keep our communities safe. With this grant, the MSP is able to continue its efforts to strengthen de-escalation training to ensure that police and community members can return home safely at the end of each day. “
See the list of communities receiving public safety grants here:
|Agency||Project title||Prize amount|
|City of Big Rapids||Support law enforcement agencies in seeking accreditation||$ 75,000.00|
|Brownstown Township Charter||Support law enforcement agencies in seeking accreditation||$ 74,335.00|
|City of Detroit||Crisis Intervention Teams – Implementation of CIT||$ 241,768.00|
|Dundee Village||Support law enforcement agencies in seeking accreditation||$ 61,120.00|
|Town of Houghton||Support law enforcement agencies in seeking accreditation||$ 37,903.00|
|Town of Ironwood||Support law enforcement agencies in seeking accreditation||$ 21,300.00|
|Charter of the canton of Kalamazoo||Support law enforcement agencies in seeking accreditation||$ 74,999.00|
|Town of Marysville||Support law enforcement agencies in seeking accreditation||$ 75,000.00|
|Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Pottawatomi Indian Band||Support law enforcement agencies in seeking accreditation||$ 51,205.00|
|Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police||Improve existing law enforcement accreditation entities||$ 99,760.00|
|Michigan State Police Department||De-escalation Law Enforcement Grants||$ 182,328.00|
|Oakland County||Micro-grants / Community trust and legitimacy: community trust project||$ 30,420.00|
|Total DOJ Grants||$ 1,025,138.00|
To view Governor Whitmer’s letter to United States Attorney General Garland in support of the Michigan State Police De-escalation Training Grant, click the link below:
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