Battle Creek police

6:21 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Battle Creek police chief announces retirement

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Jackie Hampton announced Wednesday that January 31st will be his last day on the job
Outgoing Battle Creek Police Chief Jackie Hampton said Wednesday he had one goal during his career, "I just try to do the right thing for the right reason," he said. "And it was important about how we functioned and how we dealt with the community and how we interacted with the citizens.
6:20 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Springfield still weighing public safety decision

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Both Battle Creek and Calhoun County Sheriff have proposed fees of just over $6-million to patrol city for five years
The Springfield City Council may take a few more weeks before deciding who will provide police services in the city. Last week the council agreed not to raise taxes to support the existing department and instead will close public safety and hire either Battle Creek or the Calhoun County Sheriff to provide police services.
7:48 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Battle Creek police, Calhoun County Sheriff could take over Springfield law enforcement

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Springfield is seeking proposals to possibly contract out police work
Springfield officials now have two plans to replace the city's police department. City Manager Frank Peterson said proposals from the City of Battle Creek and the Calhoun County Sheriff Department were sent by email Thursday as the city tries to determine if it will close its department and contract for police services.
9:28 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Battle Creek City Commissioner renews call for investigation of police department

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Prosecutor has not found reason to launch investigation based on earlier complaint by Jeff Domenico
Rather than retreating, Battle Creek City Commissioner Jeff Domenico is renewing a call for an investigation of the police department.
6:24 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Calhoun County Prosecutor finds no evidence of corruption in Battle Creek Police Department

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Police Chief wants apology from City Commissioner Andy Domenico
Battle Creek's police chief is demanding an apology after the county prosecutor said a city commissioner has no evidence of corruption. "I think his behavior insinuating that the Battle Creek Police Department is corrupt has been reckless and embarrassing and he owes the Battle Creek Police Department and the people of Battle Creek a public apology," Chief Jackie Hampton said.