Kalamazoo, Michigan Police Station Information
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Kalamazoo, 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 Kalamazoo, 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 Kalamazoo, MI averages 129% higher than the rest of Michigan while the rate of crime on a national scale is 91% higher than. You’ll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Kalamazoo, MI is 164% higher than the average rate of crime in Michigan and 213% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 121% higher than the remainder of the state of Michigan and 72% higher than the nation’s average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Kalamazoo, MI area.
Facts about crime in Kalamazoo, Michigan:
- The overall crime rate in Kalamazoo is 91% higher than the national average.
- For every 100,000 people, there are 14.87 daily crimes that occur in Kalamazoo.
- Kalamazoo is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States.
- In Kalamazoo you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
- The number of total year over year crimes in Kalamazoo has increased by 17%.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is an organization that combines law enforcement and fire services into a unified organization with a goal of providing the highest level of professional public service to our community. Our diverse force, comprised of 257 employees, incorporates modern technology and comprehensive training techniques to enhance the organization’s overall effectiveness while continually striving to meet the challenges of the future.
The largest and most visible division in KDPS, the Operations Division is responsible for initial response to all police, fire, and emergency medical calls for service. Citizens who need public safety services, whether for an emergency or to report an incident that is not an immediate threat to people or property, will be served by Operations Division personnel – Public Safety’s first responders.
Criminal Investigation Division
The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is committed to the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, and the preservation of peace, order and safety. CID is comprised of supervising command officers, detectives, crime lab specialists, and support staff.
Detectives and Forensic Crime Lab personnel follow-up on criminal investigations and take proactive measures to prevent crime from occurring. The Division has responded to on-going serial crimes by working in conjunction with the uniform divisions, as well as The Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team to combat these issues with a great deal of success. Detectives assigned to the CID specialize in major-crime investigation, crimes against children, economic fraud, cyber crimes and auto theft, as well as general crimes.
In continuance of our balanced approach to crime reduction, specifically violent crime and improving the quality of life in our community, Public Safety has created a division that combines the most proactive pieces of the organization into a singular division called Community Outreach and Problem Solving or C.O.P.S.
The purpose of Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety (KDPS) Training Division is to present a comprehensive inter-departmental network of professional, ethical and accurate training in order to maintain and enhance the knowledge and performance of the personnel working with Kalamazoo Public Safety. The Training Division also provides training services and safety education programs to both citizens and visitors to the City of Kalamazoo.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety (KDPS) Service Division primarily oversees all aspects of physical plant maintenance for ten Public Safety buildings; oversees maintenance of the Public Safety fleet of vehicles including marked police cars, fire response apparatus, and unmarked investigative vehicles; management of all property and evidence; management of the Kalamazoo Integrated Dispatch Center; Information Management; Records management; all purchasing for Public Safety needs; budget preparation oversight surrounding the Service Division responsibilities; and all Public Safety Capital Improvement Projects.
Kalamazoo Police Department Address:
Bryan Ergang, Chief of Police
150 E Crosstown Pkwy, Suite A
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Non-Emergency: (269) 337-8994
Headquarters: (269) 337-8120
The Jail Division maintains all functions related to Jail and Inmate management. The jail regularly supervises over 400 inmates. All inmates are processed by deputies in Receiving, where they are fingerprinted, photographed and classified for placement in the jail.
The jail offers several programs including education, rehabilitation, mental health, ministry, and health care. Inmate work crews are employed throughout the county to help with many public works projects.
The Transport Section moves inmates to and from their court appearances, transports sentenced felons to prison, and picks up persons being held in other jails on outstanding Kalamazoo County warrants.
The Warrants Section houses and tracks the warrants for arrest out of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office.
Address 1: 150 E Crosstown Pkwy Ste A
Zip Code: 49001-2879
County: Kalamazoo County
Phone #: 269-337-8123
Fax #: 269-337-8245
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 95000
Number of Officers: 251
Police Records Request in Kalamazoo, Michigan
The Kalamazoo Public Safety Records Bureau is located at 150 E Crosstown Pkwy (Suite A) in Kalamazoo, MI. The records bureau is open from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Printed reports are charged by page. Costs can be determined by contacting the Records office at (269) 337-8106.
Individuals wishing to search for a public criminal history record may use Michigan State Police’s Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT) for a modest fee.
Freedom of Information Act Requests
All persons, except those who are serving a sentence of imprisonment, consistent with the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and employees. The City of Kalamazoo’s policy with respect to FOIA requests is to comply with State law in all respects and to respond to FOIA requests in a consistent, fair, and even-handed manner, regardless of who makes such a request.
To obtain a City of Kalamazoo public record, you must sufficiently describe a public record so as to enable the City to locate it. The more specific you can be, the easier and faster City staff can find the record. Please note that the City is not required to make a compilation summary or report of information contained in already existing records.
Requests for public records may be directed to the City Attorney’s Office located at 241 W South Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Please complete and submit a Request for Public Record either by mail to the address provided or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.