Kalamazoo Public Safety http://wmuk.org en Kalamazoo Police Chief Describes Department's Work on Racial Bias http://wmuk.org/post/kalamazoo-police-chief-describes-departments-work-racial-bias <p></p><p>The head of Kalamazoo Public Safety says the department is taking multiple steps to address racial bias in its policing. That’s in response to a study from last year, which showed that on average, Kalamazoo police were stopping African-American drivers twice as often as other motorists.</p><p>Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley reported to the city commission last night. He says the department’s efforts include training officers to recognize unconscious prejudices. It’s also led to a department-wide reevaluation of which traffic stops call for a search.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:16:39 +0000 Sehvilla Mann 12851 at http://wmuk.org Kalamazoo Police Chief Describes Department's Work on Racial Bias Kalamazoo Gazette explores drop in juvenile crime in Kalamazoo County http://wmuk.org/post/kalamazoo-gazette-explores-drop-juvenile-crime-kalamazoo-county <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://topics.mlive.com/tag/juvenile-crime-kalamazoo/posts.html">In a week long series the Kalamazoo Gazette </a>finds there has been <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2013/12/juvenile_crime_kalamazoo.html">a significant drop in juvenile crime in Kalamazoo County since 2008</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:23:48 +0000 Gordon Evans 11212 at http://wmuk.org Kalamazoo Gazette explores drop in juvenile crime in Kalamazoo County Zapata memorial highway bill approved http://wmuk.org/post/zapata-memorial-highway-bill-approved <p>Interstate 94 in Kalamazoo County is just a step away from being renamed in honor of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty. State lawmakers have approved a bill to call the 25-mile stretch of freeway the "Officer Eric Zapata Memorial Highway".</p><p>Zapata was a Kalamazoo Public Safety officer who was killed while investigating reports of shots fired in the Edison neighborhood in April 2011.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:53:11 +0000 Andrew Robins 4249 at http://wmuk.org Zapata memorial highway bill approved