Battle Creek , Michigan Police Station Information
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Battle Creek, MI is displayed. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Battle Creek, MI. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You’ll find that the rate of crime in Battle Creek, MI averages 102% higher than the rest of Michigan while the rate of crime on a national scale is 69% higher than. You’ll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Battle Creek, MI is 112% higher than the average rate of crime in Michigan and 152% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 100% higher than the remainder of the state of Michigan and 56% higher than the nation’s average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Battle Creek, MI area.
Facts about crime in Battle Creek, Michigan:
- The overall crime rate in Battle Creek is 69% higher than the national average.
- For every 100,000 people, there are 13.13 daily crimes that occur in Battle Creek.
- Battle Creek is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
- In Battle Creek you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
- The number of total year over year crimes in Battle Creek has increased by 9%.
Community Services Unit
As part of the Battle Creek Police Department’s commitment to Community Oriented Policing, the Community Services Unit is dedicated to enhancing community connections between neighbors, and the officers that serve them. Through partnerships with businesses, organizations, and citizen groups we strive to provide programs for residents and especially children to enhance their quality of life in the Battle Creek Community. The Unit consists of a Sergeant and two grant funded civilian personnel.
Crime Prevention Unit (CPU)
The mission of the BCPD Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) is to provide support to the community on the subjects of personal, residential, and business security. We strive to educate our citizens on common security concerns that they may encounter in their everyday life and develop their awareness of the factors that make them vulnerable to victimization. In our work with local businesses and organizations, we assess their physical and procedural security practices and make detailed recommendations on how to improve them.
The primary responsibility of this division is to provide planning for mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery to emergencies and/or disasters within the City.
The General Investigations Unit, commonly referred to as the Detective Bureau, is one specialty unit of the Investigations Division. It is comprised of a Major, Lieutenant, one Detective/Sergeant and eight Detectives.
The unit is responsible for the investigation of more complex crimes and its work often complements the work of Patrol Officers assigned to our nine patrol districts. Detective work is highly specialized, usually encompassing the examination and evaluation of evidence to apprehend suspects and to build solid cases against them. The unit ensures that each one of its Detectives conducts solid, high-quality investigations in a timely manner and that each investigation is handled efficiently, with dedication and professionalism.
Office of Professional Standards
This office receives and investigates complaints about police personnel. All complaints are thoroughly investigated with the goal of assuring that residents received appropriate, professional, and courteous police services. Citizens are welcome to stop by the department or call the Office of Professional Standards with concerns. This office is also responsible for recruiting new professional police officers.
The Patrol Division is the largest and the most visible Division of the Police Department.
This Division is comprised of and coordinates all uniform personnel, including Lieutenants, Sergeants, Corporals, Officers, Cadets and Explorers. Currently, we operate three shifts which incorporate an 8 hour schedule and a 12 hour schedule with rotating days off.
Battle Creek Police Department Address:
Jim Blocker, Chief of Police
34 N Division Street
Battle Creek, MI 49014
The Calhoun County Correctional Facility is located in the City of Battle Creek and was opened in 1994. It is a Direct Supervision facility, meaning that corrections officers work in the living areas of the inmates/detainees. The jail is rated for 630 inmates/detainees and employs a staff of approximately 120. The local population averages 275-325 inmates/detainees and, in order to offset costs and raise revenue for the County, rents out remaining beds to other cities, counties, and the federal government.
The Corrections Division is further responsible for Court and Justice Center Security, as well as the transportation of inmates/detainees to and from Courts and other correctional facilities.
Battle Creek, Michigan Jail:
Address 1: 20 N Division St
City: Battle Creek
Zip Code: 49014-4060
County: Calhoun County
Phone #: 269-966-3375
Fax #: 269-962-0102
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 55000
Number of Officers: 120
Police Records Request in Battle Creek, Michigan
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests
The City of Battle Creek is a public body required by law to provide existing, non-exempt public records to persons upon written request. The City of Battle Creek’s Freedom of Information Act policy, as approved by the Commission on June 16, 2015, is to respond to requests in a consistent, fair and even-handed manner. Some records are exempt from public disclosure by the Michigan Freedom of Information Act or other statutes. Also, the City of Battle Creek may charge fees to fulfill FOIA requests in accordance with state law.
Submit a Request
All FOIA requests must be submitted in writing. For your convenience, your request can be submitted by filling out the FOIA Request Form.
You may also submit your request in person, by email, fax or mail via the following:
Mail or in person:
City of Battle Creek Clerk’s Office
10 N Division Street
Battle Creek, MI 49014