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Bill Introduced To Create Lighting Authority To Restore Detroit Lights

State Representative Maureen Stapleton says right now about 60 percent of the lights are out in the city leading to more crime.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/14/2012

Michigan State Police Troopers in riot gear. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Snyder Plan Would Have Troopers Fight City Crime

The state would hire 180 more state troopers this year to help fight crime in the state’s toughest cities and take steps to help more inner-city young adults find jobs under crime prevention measures unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Rick Snyder.


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Gov. Snyder Wants $5M, 20 Forensic Scientists For Public Safety Plan

Gov. Rick Snyder plans to move criminal cases faster through the courts by spending $5 million on forensic services and hiring 20 more forensic scientists so crime cases can be turned around in 30 days.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2012

Gov. Rick Snyder. (Getty Images, File)

Snyder To Deliver Public Safety Speech

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder plans to lay out how he hopes to reduce crime during an upcoming special address.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/05/2012


State Lawmakers Push To Legalize Tasers

The House Judiciary Committee, this week, is expected to approve legislation to legalize concealed tasers to help fight crime.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/20/2012

Public Safety, Education Get Boost In Snyder Budget Plan

Governor Rick Snyder is releasing his 2012 through 2013 budget proposal.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/09/2012

USDA Announces Public Safety Grants For Michigan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $94,000 in grants to improve public safety in three rural areas in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2012

Dave Bing (WWJ, File)

Bing On Budget: Time For Talk Is Over

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing was forced to accept City Council’s latest budget plan, after his proposed compromise was rejected.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2011


Detroit Firefighters Assc. Fights Budget Cuts

The Detroit Firefighters Association is airing commercials as part of its campaign to protect public safety from the budget ax.


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Harper Woods Looks To Combine Police & Fire

Harper Woods voters being asked May 3rd to approve a change to their city charter that would combine their police and fire departments into one department of public safety.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2011