Sadly, Genesee County is the violent crime capital of the country which means public safety should and has to be a priority to elected officials at all levels. The stigma of crime must be addressed if we are going to revitalize our economy and bring business and jobs to our area. With our record crime rate, the Genesee County Jail stays at maximum capacity at all times requiring law enforcement to make priorities on arrests. Sadly it also encourages a "catch & release" system with too many offenders. As a State Representative, I will make increasing our options and jail space a priority. Additional jail space is essential if we are to remove the scourge of crime from our communities.