Portage, Michigan Jail and Mugshot Information

The City of Portage, Michigan has a population of 46,292. The mayor as of 2018 is Patricia M. Randall. Her phone number is 269-324-7779 and her email address is patricia.randall@portagemi.gov. The city can be found in Kalamazoo County.

Patricia M. Randall
7900 South Westnedge Avenue
Portage, MI 49024
Phone: 269-324-7779
Email: patricia.randall@portagemi.gov

The crime index of Portage, as reported by a 2016 statistic, was 201.1. There has been 92 registered sex offenders living in the city, with the residents-sex offender ratio at 526 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.

Portage, Michigan Police Station Information

The table offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Portage, MI. The total number of reported crimes in Portage, MI is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Portage, MI crime rate is 21% higher than the Michigan average and is 1% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Portage, MI has a violent crime rate that is 54% lower than the Michigan average and 45% lower than the national average. For property crime, Portage, MI is 39% higher than the Michigan average and 8% higher than the national average.

Facts about crime in Portage, Michigan:

  • The overall crime rate in Portage is 1% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.86 daily crimes that occur in Portage.
  • Portage is safer than 43% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Portage you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Portage has decreased by 7%.

The Police Division is a full-service law enforcement agency that provides a variety of law enforcement services, such as 24-hour-a-day patrol, school resource and community policing officers, and various other service teams. Reducing crime and improving the quality of life for our citizens are two of our highest operational priorities. We understand that building, cultivating and maintaining the community’s trust and developing community partnerships are the key elements in our crime reduction efforts. We are committed to the ideals of “partnership-based policing,” which can only be accomplished by developing close working relationships with our neighborhoods and businesses.

Operations

Patrol: This section is responsible for the daily coordination of patrol officer activities providing coverage to the community, and responding to calls for police service.
Investigations: This section is responsible for the coordination and oversight of follow-up criminal investigations, overall supervision of the detectives, crime prevention, and oversight of drugs and vice operations.

School Resource Officers: Since 1988, the Portage Police Department has provided police officers to the Portage Public School system. Two officers are assigned, one to each of the two Portage high schools, and have responsibilities with the three middle schools and eight elementary schools.

Portage Police Department Address:

Nicholas Armold, Director of Public Safety
7810 Shaver Road
Portage, MI 49002
Phone: 269-329-4567
Fax: 269-329-4569
Emergency: 911

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.

Portage Police Station

Portage, Michigan Jail:

Kalamazoo Sheriff Jail

Contact Information
Country: USA
Address 1: 7810 Shaver Rd
City: Portage
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49024-5193
County: Kalamazoo County
Phone #: 269-329-4567
Fax #: 269-329-4569
Additional Information
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 41000
Number of Officers: 54

Police Records Request in Portage, Michigan

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 Clerk acts as the FOIA Coordinator and is authorized to designate other city staff to assist with the FOIA process.

Consistent with FOIA Procedures & Guidelines, you will be assessed a fee for the City to process your request. If you are currently receiving specific public assistance or are able to state facts to demonstrate you are indigent, you may be entitled to a full or partial waiver of the fee. For more information regarding fee waivers, see the FOIA Procedures & Guidelines provided below along with the appropriate Request Form.

To obtain a city of Portage 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.

Responses to FOIA requests must be done within five (5) business days after receipt of the request. However, a jurisdiction may request an extension of up to ten (10) business days. Replies may occur in one of the following manners:

Granting the request
Denying the request
Granting the request in part and denying in part
Requesting an extension of up to 10 days

Portage Summary of FOIA Procedures and Guidelines
Portage General FOIA Request Form
Portage Public Safety FOIA Request Form
Portage 2018 FOIA Fee Schedule

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