The Lansing State Journal is reporting that an announcement will come Monday as Lansing gets set to join the Secure Cities Partnership. This means that Lansing residents will see an increase of presence from Michigan State Police Troopers in the city.

The program was established in 2012 to provide extra police services to select cities in Michigan battling high crime rates and low officer head counts. The specific cities cited by LSJ are Detroit, Flint, Pontiac, and Saginaw, all cities well-known for high crime rates.

LSJ reports that Monday's announcement will happen downtown in front of Lansing City Hall. Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski, and MSP Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue will be on hand to announce the partnership efforts.

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