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Crime has impact on victims, community

April 12, 2011
By Trooper Geno Basanese - Community Service Trooper , Daily Press

GLADSTONE - Anyone can become a victim of a crime in our community. Each crime can affect more than just the victim. This includes families, friends, and other community members. Crimes can have an emotional, physical, psychological, and financial toll on everyone involved. I have worked in this community for over 12 years and have seen first hand the effects crime has had.

As a Michigan State Police trooper, I am dedicated to increasing safety and security in our community. My position is made possible by a federal grant for safer communities. I have been actively engaged in community outreach programs by providing training and other various specialty services to community groups to help fight crime. I will continue to work with citizens, businesses, non-profit organizations, and other law enforcement agencies to develop and implement solutions to localized issues. My goal is to identify, assess, and prioritize ongoing community needs.

This year The National Crime Victims Rights Week theme is: Reshaping the Future, Honoring the Past. We can all do our part to reshape the future and honor the past by reporting domestic violence and assist in victim's rights through awareness and education.

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Trooper Geno Basanese is a community service trooper with the Michigan State Police Gladstone Post



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