Monday, June 29, 2020

Michigan State Police Receive $1,000,388.00 from CAMP Grant

Michigan State Police (MSP) receives $1,000,388.00 (Awardees List) from CAMP Grant designed is designed to advance public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine.  We know that drugs have taken a significant toll on our communities and starting to curb these behaviors is important.

You can gain more information from the CAMP Fact Sheet.

Rural communities are often hit hard because it is easy to product these drugs in camps and trailers hidden in the woods. As these drugs are distributed and sold in rural places like the U.P. they have a devastating impact on their communities destroying the ability to maintain meaningful work, damaging children, encouraging more crime, and much more.

How does it propose to do this?

COPS Office encourages sites to develop partnerships with other agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, fire departments, local businesses, mental health organizations, child protection services, and other local law enforcement entities. The COPS Office also encourages data collection and information-sharing efforts aimed at better identifying and responding to the needs of drug endangered children.

Drugs and Economic Impact?

Heavy use of drugs takes a toll on economic growth as crime rises and people are taken out of the labor pool. Companies often don't invest in areas where they are unlikely to find a receptive environment where healthy workers are present and safe neighborhoods exist. Thus, these destructive drugs damage other long-term prospects of a community. They should be compassionately thwarted.

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