Drug and crime fighting money coming to state
Updated: Tuesday, April 9 2013, 12:36 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police and sheriff's departments across the state are getting more than a million dollars to fight crime and drugs.
The money comes from the federal government as part of the 2009 Economic Stimulus Act.
Locally, the Southwest Michigan Enforcement Team or SWET will get $154,000.
SWET is a collaboration of state and local police departments targeting mid to upper level drug dealers.
Also, the Portage Public Safety Department is getting $50,000 to buy a location to base a crime and traffic crash data analysis system.
That will help them reduce crime and crashes by deploying officers to the right locations.