Issue Position: Public Safety

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2017

Governor says 'smart justice' is key to safe communities, economic growth

It's time to reinvent public safety in Michigan," Snyder said. "Our state can't reach its full potential until we tackle the problem of violent crime in our cities. It devastates families, leaves neighborhoods in fear and robs our state of its economic vitality. But we can overcome these challenges through a collaborative, comprehensive and long-term approach. By moving forward with a system of "smart justice,' we will hold chronic offenders accountable for their actions, bring peace of mind to community residents, help to break the cycles that perpetuate crime, and unleash Michigan's economic growth.