State Rep. Mike Mueller (right) is joined by his guest, Linden Police Chief Scott Sutter, at the Capitol today during the annual Michigan House of Representatives 9-11 Memorial Ceremony. Legislators invited first responders and members of the military from their communities to be their guests for the service. The ceremony included the ringing of a fire bell for those who died in the line of duty throughout Michigan in the past year. Rep. Mueller is a U.S. Navy veteran and retired Livingston County Sherriff’s Deputy.
Rep. Mueller talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 5522, which provides a supplemental appropriation of almost $370 million for public safety in Michigan. Rep. Mueller, a retired sheriff’s deputy, says the measure focuses on recruitment, retention, mental health and school resource officers.
State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden today unveiled a comprehensive $250 million plan to support local public safety personnel and help them better protect the communities they serve – including an innovative out-of-state recruitment plan to address an officer shortage at local law enforcement agencies.
State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden today led the House in approving an expanded plan to support law enforcement and public safety personnel and help them better protect the people they serve.
“Local law enforcement officers need better resources and more financial support to keep our communities safe. That’s why I worked with other former officers in the House to put together an $80 million plan we announced last spring focused on attracting new talent to the profession, developing the skills of existing police officers, funding important services like road patrols and community policing, and offering mental health support.