Grand Ledge, Michigan Police Station Information
The table illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Grand Ledge, MI. These figures on reported criminal activity in Grand Ledge, MI, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Grand Ledge, MI is 26% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Michigan, and when compared with the national average, is 39% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Grand Ledge, MI has 77% lower than violent crime rate than Michigan average, while remaining 73% lower than the national average. In property crime, Grand Ledge, MI is 13% lower than the average of Michigan and is 34% lower than the national average.
Facts about crime in Grand Ledge, Michigan:
- The overall crime rate in Grand Ledge is 39% lower than the national average.
- For every 100,000 people, there are 4.56 daily crimes that occur in Grand Ledge.
- Grand Ledge is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States.
- In Grand Ledge you have a 1 in 61 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
- The number of total year over year crimes in Grand Ledge has increased by 14%.
The Grand Ledge Police Department is proud to serve such an exciting and friendly community. Grand Ledge is recognized as one of the safest cities in the area and continues to be recognized as a leader in innovative law enforcement. Each and every one of us can be proud of these accomplishments. The hard work of the police officers and the citizens alike have made this possible.
The City of Grand Ledge welcomed new Police Chief Thomas Osterholzer at the Monday, October 8, 2018, City Council meeting following recommendations from City Administrator Adam Smith. Chief Osterholzer brings decades of law enforcement experience from serving more than 27 years with the City of Burton’s Police Department in Genesee County, with the last seven years spent as Chief of Police. Additionally, in the last 14 years, Chief Osterholzer has gained progressive administration and management experience. A veteran of the United States Army, Chief Osterholzer has a Criminal Justice degree from Ferris State University and has completed numerous training regiments. Chief Osterholzer fills a vacancy left with the retirement in August of Chief Martin Underhill.
“Through a rigorous interview process, it was clear that Chief Osterholzer would be a natural fit for Grand Ledge bringing a tremendous amount of experience from leading his former team in the second largest city in Genesee County,” said City Administrator Smith. “Chief Osterholzer brings with him great experience in helping police and community work together. Our city is fortunate to have Chief Osterholzer lead us forward.”
“I’m excited to be a part of the Grand Ledge community,” remarked Chief “O”, a nickname he welcomes from anyone apprehensive about saying his full last name. Chief “O” joins the department staff located at 310 Greenwood Street in City Hall. The Grand Ledge Police Department operates 24/7 with 14 full-time and several part-time officers dedicated to serving the Grand Ledge community.
The Grand Ledge Police Department is proud to be able to provide K9 services to the residents of Grand Ledge and assist other local communities. The K9 program first got its start in Grand Ledge in 1998 and has been in service continuously since that time.
The Grand Ledge Police Department has been utilizing bicycles for patrol since May 1997. The department started with two Giant brand mountain bikes (which are still available) and in 2006 the department purchased two Fuji brand bicycles. While the bike patrol has been most visible during events like parades and festivals, it is used in everyday police work.
Bike patrol allows officers to accomplish several goals while on duty. A frequently cited benefit is the increased community relations. Bike officers are much more approachable than officers in patrol cars. Crime prevention is another area that is enhanced. Bike officers are able to hear and see a much larger variety of things happening around them. Bike officers are also able to observe activity more unobtrusively than officers in a patrol car. They have a better chance of witnessing criminal activity without being seen themselves.
Grand Ledge Police Department Address:
Thomas Osterholzer, Chief of Police
310 Greenwood St,
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
The Eaton County Jail has a housing capacity of 374 inmates and is currently staffed by a Captain, a Lieutenant, 7 Corrections Sergeants, 35 Corrections Deputies, and 3 full-time Clerical Support Staff Members. The Jail Health services is staffed by 2 Registered Nurses, 2 full-time and 1 part-time EMT and one clerical staff member. The Food Service is staffed by 5 full-time and one part-time staff member. They also provide the Courts with two Court Security Deputies and one Corrections Deputy who coordinates the Community Corrections Inmate Work Crew Program. Nearly 5,000 individuals are admitted to their facility each year.
In the State of Michigan, an individual is considered an adult at the age of 17 and may be held in jail. Any inmates sentenced to the State of Michigan Prison system start by serving some time in a county jail. Jails like theirs, throughout the country hold diverse populations of inmates from pre-trial detainees those serving sentence on misdemeanor and felony charges to those awaiting transport to the Michigan Department of Corrections Prison system. For example, we may have someone serving time for shoplifting or someone awaiting trial for murder.
Occasionally non-violent inmates at their facility are granted work release by the courts. If Work Release status is granted by a judge the individual is allowed to leave the facility and report directly to work daily returning to the facility after work hours until they have completed the imposed sentence. This program allows them to maintain their present status of employment, so they may return as productive citizens once released from their custody. These individuals are charged a housing fee of $21.00 per day. Money collected from the Work Release program is utilized by Eaton County for the provision of much needed services to their area’s residents.
Inmates in the facility have access to order various items through our Inmate Commissary. Those without money during incarceration receive only legally mandated hygiene and communication materials for which they will be billed after release. The Inmate Commissary is operated in cooperation with Canteen services Inc, and is funded by sales the Counties portion of the review generated is set aside to defray some of the cost of inmate service provided for the betterment of the residents such as education programs. Luxuries like candy bars and coffee are not given to inmates; however, they may be purchased by those who have money other items include health and hygiene, writing and recreational items.
Sentenced inmates at the Eaton County Jail are charged a $32.00 per day housing fee. Billed after they are released if they do not make arrangements to settle the debt, collection procedures are implemented. Inmates are responsible for paying for many of the cost incurred during incarceration including doctor, dentist, nurse visits and other related medical charges incurred at our facility. The goal of this medical payment and collection system, within the guidelines of the law, is to reduce the burden to the taxpayers.
Eaton County Jail also rents space to other counties when available. This generates money to the County’s general fund; thereby, significantly reducing an additional burden to taxpayers.
Grand Ledge, Michigan Jail:
Address 1: 200 E Jefferson
City: Grand Ledge
Zip Code: 48837-1537
County: Eaton County
Phone #: 517-627-2115
Fax #: 517-627-7877
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 8500
Number of Officers: 15
Police Records Request in Grand Ledge, Michigan
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), MCL 15.231-15.246, provides for public access to certain public records, permits the charging of prescribed fees and deposits, and provides remedies and penalties for non-compliance. A person has a right to inspect, copy, or receive copies of certain requested public records. The City of Grand Ledge (City) is a public body required to comply with the FOIA. The City is permitted to release some public records and is required not release some public records. The City has established the following Procedures and Guidelines to implement the FOIA effective 01 July 2015. For purposes of these Procedures and Guidelines, terms have the same meaning as defined in the FOIA. A complete copy of the FOIA is available on the Michigan Legislature’s website at:www.legislature.mi.gov.