In Michigan
1:55 pm
Tue August 4, 2009

Homeland Security facility coming to Michigan

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MI – HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Federal authorities say they'll build a northern border data collection center in Michigan to fight cross-border crime.

Authorities said Tuesday the $30,000,000 Operational Integration Center at Selfridge Air National Guard Base is the first on the U.S.-Canada border and opens next May. The Department of Homeland Security has several centers on the U.S.-Mexico border.

It will analyze and act on aircraft video, border camera images and other data from federal, state and local agencies.

Those making the announcement included Republican U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, who represents the area and serves on the House Homeland Security Committee.

The base is in Macomb County's Harrison Township, 20 miles northeast of Detroit.