Lansing's Police Chief is to announce today new ways officers will keep residents safe, including dividing the city up into sectors.

LPD changing patrol policies, more technology, shorter shifts, more community relationships

The Lansing State Journal is reporting today that Chief Mike Yankowski will be relying more heavily on technology moving forward and that a decision on the changes came after a year of analyzing data to determine how the department could be efficient and effective.

The ideas include assigning officers to one of four "sectors" in the city and reduce current 12-hour shifts to 10.

Community policing officers will also be added to parts of the city known as "hot zones" for criminal activity.

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