Public Safety Briefing

IN THE BUDGET

Making Michigan safer for our families and children remains a top priority for Governor Snyder. Safe communities are vital to Michigan’s reinvention, and that’s why in the FY2016 budget, Governor Snyder invests critical resources in order to bolster public safety.

NEW STATE TROOPERS

An additional $7.7 million to train 75 new state police troopers and an additional $1 million to train 10 new motor carrier officers, bringing trooper strength to its highest level since 2002.

PROSECUTE SEXUAL ASSAULT OFFENDERS

A total of $3.4 million for accelerating the resolution of sexual assault cases, including $1.7 million for the collection, submission, and timely testing of all sexual assault kits.

STATEWIDE DRUG POLICY INITIATIVE

A new investment of $1.5 million for a new statewide drug policy initiative to assist those with substance abuse problems.

STOPPING SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

A total of $500,000 for the prevention of sexual assaults on college campuses.