Kristie Etue http://michiganradio.org en Michigan State Police seek to combat rising crime http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-state-police-seek-combat-rising-crime <p>The FBI ranks Detroit, Flint, Pontiac and Saginaw among the ten American cities with the highest violent crime rates.</p><p>Kriste Etue is the Director of the Michigan State Police.&nbsp; She says the lack of good jobs and the decline of police officers in the state has an impact on crime.</p><p>&quot;The state of Michigan has lost nearly 3,400 police officers, so I&rsquo;m sure that has some impact on the crime in our various cities.&quot;</p><p>The Michigan State Police is reaching out to returning veterans to join the state police force.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:38:40 +0000 Jennifer White, Mercedes Mejia & Zoe Clark 6527 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan State Police seek to combat rising crime