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9:16 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Kalamazoo Police Chief Describes Department's Work on Racial Bias

Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley speaks to the Kalamazoo City Commission March 10.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

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.

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.

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7:11 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Defends Officers Involved in Fatal Shooting

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The shooting is still under investigation, but Chief Jeff Hadley says it appears the officers "acted valiantly"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- When Kalamazoo police arrived at his apartment Friday, Brad Mason made his intention clear to his girlfriend. "The police are here for me. They are going to have to kill me," Mason said to her, according to Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley.
11:18 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief seeking city manager job

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Kalamazoo City Commission plans to interview finalists in late September
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley confirmed this morning that he has applied to replace retiring City Manager Kenneth Collard.