public safety

8:38 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

More Fire Departments Turning to Full-Time Chiefs

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Many communities are finding that the demands are too great for job of fire chief to be part-time
HARTFORD - Economic and revenue trends are pushing local governments deeper into frugality. However, many Southwest Michigan communities are spending more money for full-time fire chiefs after decades of operating with part-time leadership.
7:08 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Suspended Benton Harbor Safety Chief Demands Reinstatement

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Roger Lange was suspended because he had not passed Fire Fighter examinations
BENTON HARBOR - Suspended Benton Harbor Director of Public Safety Roger Lange passed the practical examination Saturday to be certified as a firefighter and wants his job back.
7:32 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Rules Portage Police Shooting Justified

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Shooting happened December 17th.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- A Portage Public Safety lieutenant's shooting of a man suspected of stabbing a woman in December has been ruled justified by the Kalamazoo County prosecutor. Following an investigation by the Michigan State Police, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeffrey Getting said in an opinion released Monday that Lt.
7:07 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

WMU Police Seeking Suspect in Waldo Library Assault

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Officer who took report was told similar attacks may have occurred, but public safety department has not received any reports of similar assaults
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University's Department of Public Safety is seeking a suspect who allegedly assaulted a female student in Waldo Library. "The incident itself occurred a week ago on Monday, Feb. 3," said Cheryl Roland, executive director of university relations.
12:33 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

WMU public safety director to retire

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Bob Brown will be on leave for this year. Deputy Chief Blaine Kalafut will serve as interim director
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - After more than four decades at Western Michigan University, Department of Public Safety Director and Chief Bob Brown plans to retire next January. Until that time, however, he will be on paid leave under a former policy that was changed more than a decade ago.