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EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of recent incidents and concerns regarding safety in downtown East Lansing, the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) is providing an update on efforts to keep the community safe and encouraging community members and visitors alike to look out for their personal safety.“ELPD is allocating all of its resources to address recent safety issues in the downtown area,” said East Lansing Police Chief Kim Johnson. “We are also partnering with area law enforcement agencies, keeping our various stakeholders involved and looking at other avenues to make sure the community is safer where we have seen recent incidents of violence. These incidents of violence are unacceptable, and people will be held accountable for their actions.”During busier weekends in downtown East Lansing, such as MSU home football weekends, community members will be seeing:
Community members are also reminded that several downtown East Lansing businesses also have surveillance video cameras.
ELPD detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting that took place in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 11 in the 300 block of M.A.C. Avenue, including reviewing all video evidence and contacting witnesses. It is believed that this shooting was an isolated incident, and it is not believed that any MSU students were involved.
Personal Safety Tips ELPD encourages community members and visitors alike to look out for their personal safety and personal property/belongings, especially during upcoming MSU home football weekends. Here are some important things to keep in mind:
Community members can also find information on what to do in the event of an active violence incident here.
“We want community members and visitors alike to continue to enjoy our vibrant downtown and the many businesses that are a part of the downtown,” said Chief Johnson. “We just ask that individuals look out for their personal safety, celebrate responsibly and call the police if they see illegal activity or something suspicious. And, as always, community members should never hesitate to call the police if there is an emergency.”
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