Kalamazoo Public Safety


(MPRN-Lansing) Given the recent friction between law enforcement and citizens, Gov. Rick Snyder says action needs to be taken to forge better relationships. 

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The community policing model at the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety has brought it accolades in the national media. But the department has had its share of controversies as well, including a 2013 study that showed racial profiling in traffic stops. Chief Jeffrey Hadley says much progress has been made since then. Hadley talks this topic and more in a half-hour-long interview with WMUK's Earlene McMichael on today's WestSouthwest. He said no subject was off-limits. (Press the icon to hear the show. For a longer version, see the end of the post.)


The search for new ideas on policing recently brought the online news service Bridge to Kalamazoo.


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ACLU Staff Attorney Mark Fancher says the Kalamazoo Public Safety Department demonstrated courage, professionalism and integrity when it released a study on racial profiling in 2013. 

KALAMAZOO, MI -- The city of Kalamazoo is exploring grant opportunities to implement a national violence-reduction initiative, Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley told the Kalamazoo City Commission Monday. Group Violence Intervention, formerly called Operation Ceasefire, is the brainchild of criminologist David Kennedy.