Grand Ledge to Join Narcotics Team

GLPD officer joining Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad for first time in history. By Frank Sorise
Grand Ledge Gazette Staff Writer

A Grand Ledge Police Officer is to join the Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad, previously included only officers from the by Michigan State Police, Clinton and Ingham County, and Lansing and East Lansing Police Officers. After the squad lost its Eaton County representative earlier this year, legislation was passed to obtain an officer from Grand Ledge. “If we can help in the short term, we are happy to do it,” said Chief of Police Martin Underhill. “We are going to reap a lot of benefits.”

Have Crime Rates Decreased in Old Town?

Captain Mike Yankowski, of the Lansing Police Department, said crime rates have gone down in Old Town. “I do not have specific crime stats, but [crime] has [decreased],” he said. “Occasionally, we will have a breaking and entering, larceny, or robbery.”

Yankowski said he is in charge of all of the department’s Road Patrol Division, which includes 120 employees. Yankowski said no specific officer is assigned to protect Old Town. “Old Town is in team number two.