Bernero Drops Plan to Consolidate Police Ops

May 16, 2012

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says he is temporarily dropping a plan to consolidate city police operations in a single location.

In a statement, the Mayor says “new budget troubles” mean the city currently can’t afford the move. 

He proposes that funding earmarked for the project be used to cover the costs of retaining 11 police officers whose salaries are currently paid for by a federal grant. 

Recent financial projections suggest Lansing officials face a combination of higher costs and declining revenue.