Michigan Association of Police

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an $81.7 billion Fiscal Year 2024 budget with a focus on funding public safety and healthcare programs, rebuilding infrastructure and creating good-paying jobs through economic development programs.

The budget includes $26.7 million to provide a 5 percent increase (4 percent ongoing and another 1 percent ongoing to communities that obligate all available American Rescue Plan dollars) in statutory revenue sharing to help counties, cities, villages, and townships; and new dedicated statutory revenue sharing funds, 2 percent one-time for public safety initiatives; plus, an additional $64 million over current year funding in constitutional revenue sharing payments.

To ensure police officers and first responders have the funding and resources needed to keep Michigan residents safe, FY24 funding includes:

 

  • $171.5 million in public safety grants.
  • $34.2 million to enact recommendations from the Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform, including creating a Juvenile Justice Services Division within the State Court Administrative Office and expanding the scope of the Office of the Children’s Advocate.
  • $18.2 million for in-service training to licensed law enforcement officers.
  • $14.4 million to improve safety and accountability in correctional facilities, including $7 million to outfit corrections officers with body cameras.
  • $10.5 million in new statutory revenue sharing (2 percent one-time) dedicated specifically for public safety, including employee recruitment, retention, training, and equipment for first responders.
  • $10 million for the State Police Training Academy to serve as a criminal justice training hub with realistic, multi-disciplinary training for law enforcement agencies across the state.
  • $10 million for the Selfridge Air National Guard Base to improve and maintain infrastructure positioning Michigan to compete for next generation aircraft and future fighter missions.
  • $9 million to run a Michigan State Police Trooper Recruit School, graduating an anticipated 50 new recruits.
  • $6.8 million to establish the Office of Community Violence Intervention Services to partner with community-based organizations already working to reduce violent incidents.
  • $5 million to expand the Jobs Court, which aims to reduce recidivism by providing jobs and services to disadvantaged offenders.
  • $5 million to expand the National Guard Tuition Assistance Program.
  • $2.9 million to implement gun violence prevention policies.
  • $2 million for veteran homelessness grants.
  • $1.2 million for veteran suicide prevention efforts.
  • Click here for more information on the FY24 budget, see House Bill 4437 for the general budget and Public Act 103 of 2023 for the education budget.