Posted by: jgomori
Posted date: October 11, 2021
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that three POLC-represented police departments are among the 12 recipients of over $1 million in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Justice.
Big Rapids Police Department was awarded $75,000; Brownstown Township Police Department received $74,335 and Houghton Police Department was awarded $37,903 in grant funds supporting law enforcement agencies seeking accreditation.
The Michigan State Police was awarded a Department of Justice (DOJ) grant of $182,328 to support de-escalation training through the DOJ’s Community Policing Development De-Escalation Training Program.
“I applaud the Department of Justice for investing in Michigan’s public safety by awarding our State Police and 11 local agencies across the state over $1 million in grants,” said Governor Whitmer. “Michigan’s brave troopers and law enforcement officers are at the forefront of the crucial work needed to reduce crime and keep our communities safe. Thanks to this grant, MSP is able to continue its efforts to strengthen de-escalation training to ensure police and community members alike can make it home safe at the end of each day.”
For a complete listing of grants by department, please click on the press release link below.