Rep Noble applauds resolution to extend public safety provisions

first_img20Sep Rep. Noble applauds resolution to extend public safety provisions Categories: News,Noble News State Rep. Jeff Noble today hailed a resolution extending funds for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department to continue patrols of city and village streets within the county.Noble, of Plymouth, said some communities he serves have experienced economic hardships and the resulting budget cuts have reduced the number of municipal law enforcement officials on duty in those cities and villages.The resolution, introduced by state Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis, extends secondary road funding to county sheriff’s departments so they can provide patrols to these municipalities. The House Appropriations Committee today approved the measure, which affects Wayne, Iosco, Otsego and Branch counties.“If it were not for this resolution and the funding it brings to the county, our cities, villages and townships would be unable to provide sufficient coverage to keep families and small businesses safe,” Noble said. “Our local municipalities are doing the best they can, but since 1978 the state overall has lost more than 4,000 law enforcement officers. For municipalities that are experiencing financial challenges, it is difficult to maintain a sufficient public safety force.”The resolution now goes to the full House for consideration.#####The resolution is House Concurrent Resolution 13.center_img Bill provides funds for county to patrol city, village streetslast_img read more