lansing police en Lansing City Council passes city budget <p>The Lansing City Council signed off on next year’s budget last night.</p><p></p><p>The only controversial part of the budget centered on moving the bulk of the city’s police department from Lansing’s north side to the south side.</p><p></p><p>Many north-side residents worry moving the patrol and investigative units will bring more crime to their neighborhoods.</p><p></p><p>Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski insists police officers will remain highly visible in north side neighborhoods.</p><p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 03:22:24 +0000 Steve Carmody 17666 at Lansing City Council passes city budget Lansing Police Department moving to temporary home <p>The bulk of the Lansing Police Department will move into a temporary home this summer.</p><p></p><p>Mayor Virg Bernero announced today the city will spend about $1 million to renovate and lease part of the Hill Center on the city’s south side.</p><p></p><p>The city’s current lease at the Motor Wheel complex on the city’s north side expires in August. Lansing has leased that space for more than a decade.</p><p></p><p>The new lease is only for four years.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:59:32 +0000 Steve Carmody 17318 at Lansing Police Department moving to temporary home Lansing's police chief retiring <p>Lansing Police Chief Teresa Szymanski is retiring.&nbsp;</p><p>Szymanski has been on the job since 2010.</p><p>She is the first woman to serve as the capitol city’s chief of police in the department’s 119-year history.</p><p>Szymanski has been part of the Lansing police department for 26 years.</p><p>Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says he plans to name an interim police chief before Szymanski’s retirement becomes official April 20.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:20:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 12087 at Lansing's police chief retiring