6:23 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Battle Creek Protestors March Against Decision in Ferguson

About 75 people joined the march on Monday
Hazel Joplin said she's never participated in a Battle Creek protest, but felt compelled to participate in Monday's silent march downtown in protest of the lack of an indictment in the police shooting of Michael Brown. About 75 people joined Joplin, marching from New Harvest Christian Center to First United Methodist Church.
6:28 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Kalamazoo Protests Over Ferguson Decision Mostly Peaceful

Police estimate about 150 people participated in protest
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Protests in Kalamazoo Tuesday night over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., were largely peaceful, police said. However, the rear window of a police cruiser was broken, according to a news release issued late Tuesday by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.
7:17 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Emmett Township Police Officers Could Get Body Cameras

Chief says after 90 day test, he will recommend purchasing eight cameras for $8,000
The Emmett Township board may vote Thursday to buy two fire trucks and be the first in Calhoun County to equip its police officers with body cameras. The township board will consider spending $1.45 million for a ladder truck and a pumper engine to replace two aging trucks.
6:19 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Township Putting Military Truck up For Sale

The truck is expected to be auctioned off with the money going to Oronko Township
BERRIEN SPRINGS - The Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Police Department has a military truck - and it doesn't want it. The Township Board is putting the vehicle on the sales block at a time when police departments across the country are rethinking having military vehicles.
6:12 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Bedford and Pennfield Decide Against Changes to Police Contracts

The two townships had considered a joint contract
Two Battle Creek-area townships won't sign a joint contract and are set to continue police services with separate agencies. Bedford Township is awaiting final review of a five-year contract for patrols by the City of Battle Creek while Pennfield Township will renew a contract, also for five years, with the Calhoun County Sheriff Department.