State f the City 2019 - GOVERNMENT & LAW FOCUS
City Dept. Rep: LPD, LFD, and City Council
Contact: Chief Mike Yankowski Email:
PUBLIC SAFETY • The Lansing Police and Fire Departments work hard to keep us safe every day. That hard work has resulted in violent crime being down 14 percent in Lansing in 2018.
• The quick thinking and expertise of Emergency Management and Public Service personnel saved the city over $2 million in flood damage during the flooding in February 2018.
• MobilePD, a new smartphone app that can be used to report crime to the Lansing Police Department, launched in 2018. The app is complementary to Lansing Connect, a web and smartphone based app which allows citizens to report code violations, streetlights that are out, and other city services where people need assistance:
• The Veterans Commission will be created to focus on the needs of the many veterans in the Lansing community. This commission will fill a gap in city policy and ensure that veterans are included in our decision-making processes.