Midland PD Receives Federal Training Grant

Congressman Dan Kildee has helped secure funding to help support law enforcement and promote public safety in mid-Michigan.

The federal grant for $161,253, awarded to the city of Midland Police Department through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Policing Development program, will be used to train officers for real-world scenarios and practice de-escalation tactics. The new federal funds will allow the Midland Police Department to purchase an advanced training simulator—the first of its kind in mid-Michigan.

According to the Department, there are plans to share the program with other mid-Michigan law enforcement agencies, improving officer training in the region.