law enforcement

7:13 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Benton Harbor Plan Would Put Juvenile Offenders to Work

Community service would be option instead of fining offenders' parents
BENTON HARBOR - If all goes as planned, the Benton Harbor Public Safety Department will have a juvenile diversion program in operation next summer, Acting Director Dan McGinnis said during a recent Benton Harbor Public Safety and Recreation Committee meeting.
WMUK News
11:25 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Kalamazoo's Police "Trust Gap" - Part 3

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Like many cities, Kalamazoo has a trust problem. Many minority residents aren’t happy with the way they’re treated by the city’s Public Safety officers. And many in the department feel the public doesn’t give them enough credit. Could changing a largely white, male police force into one that’s more diverse help bridge that gap? In the last part of our series on the issue, WMUK’s Chris Killian reports on differing approaches to building better police-community relationships.

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WMUK News
11:12 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Kalamazoo's Police "Trust Gap" - Part 2

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The City of Kalamazoo had a violent summer this year. There was a significant increase in gun-related violence and several deaths, including the murder of a young boy in the Edison neighborhood. That incident, and others, aggravated a sense of mistrust in Kalamazoo’s Public Safety Department among the city’s minority residents. WMUK’s Chris Killian reports in the second of three reports about the “trust gap”.

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WMUK News
11:01 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Kalamazoo's Police "Trust Gap" - Part 1

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Police officers fight crime but to do that they face a bigger challenge: getting their communities to trust them. Today we begin a three-part series on what some call a “trust gap” between Kalamazoo’s Public Safety Department and minority residents. ​For the first report in this series, WMUK’s Chris Killian rode with a Public Safety officer to see how the issue looks to his eyes. This report contains some adult language.

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6:42 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Emmett Township Board Approves Body Cameras for Police

The township's police chief says the cameras will help officers in their duties
The acquisition of body cameras were for Emmett Township public safety officers was approved Thursday by the township board. The seven-member board approved the purchase of eight of the $1,000 cameras by a unanimous vote, Township Supervisor Tim Hill said after the meeting.

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