LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) The Lansing Police Department will enforce Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay home, stay safe” order.

Police Chief Daryl Green says they will not be “heavy-handed”, but officers will make sure non-essential businesses are closed.

Green says his department’s first course of action will be to “educate” people, but they will step up consequences for repeat offenders.

“We do have some tools and steps that were put in place by the Attorney General’s office of which we can legally criminally hold people accountable for and if need be, we will push those and implement some of those steps.”

Chief Green did not give specifics on what the penalties will be.