In Michigan
2:08 pm
Thu June 11, 2009

Road Patrol Cuts Subject Of Public Hearing

EAST LANSING, MI – Cuts to the Ingham County Sheriff's Department road patrol budget will be discussed at a public hearing tonight in Lansing.

With a projected deficit of $5,500,000 next year, the Ingham County Board of Commissioners is considering reductions of patrols in 13 rural townships.

Law Enforcement Committee Chairman Andy Schor says residents of Lansing and East Lansing have their own police departments, so they don't get sheriff's patrols...yet they pay the same county taxes as those who live in the townships.

Tonight's hearing is the first of three scheduled to examine sheriff's patrols. The session will be held at the county Human Services Building on South Cedar Street in Lansing, at 6:00 pm.