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Snyder wants to boost state police force

Posted at 12:09 PM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 12:09:40-05

Gov. Rick Snyder wants to hire 100 more state police troopers, which would bring the agency's enlisted force to its highest level in 16 years.

The budget proposed by the governor Wednesday includes $9.2 million to train and hire the additional troopers.

If the plan is approved by lawmakers, the agency would have more than 2,000 enlisted officers for the first time since the 2001-02 fiscal year.