Gov. Rick Snyder praised the work of the Michigan State Police in the Flint area, which he says is likely the state's hardest place to work in law enforcement.
The Flint Journal reports the Republican governor visited the state police post in Flint Township Friday morning to recognize the department's 96th anniversary.
Snyder told troopers he understands the difficult situation for police and the area is "probably the toughest place in Michigan" for them. He added the state is working to turn the area around and troopers are helping lead the effort.
Snyder last year announced a plan to hire more troopers to help fight crime in Flint, Detroit, Pontiac and Saginaw. They are among the top U.S. cities of more than 50,000 people with the worst crime rates.
Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint
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