Police agencies in Michigan are dealing with staff shortages.
Officials from a number of police agencies delivered that message to a state appropriations committee in Lansing on Wednesday.
WSJM reports that Bob Stephenson, the Director of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, told the committee that departments statewide are having a crisis. Recruitment and retention efforts are having difficulty keeping up with the large number of job openings, which are being reported in 186 police agencies around the state.
State Representatives say they will explore possible solutions