public safety

6:10 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Consolidated 911 Dispatch Agreement Signed

Next step is to appoint members to board that will oversee dispatch authority
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Three years ago, Robert Beam was sitting at home when he received a phone call from Kalamazoo County Administrator Peter Battani asking him to join him and the then city managers of Portage and Kalamazoo for lunch.
7:14 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Evacuation in Berrien County Caused by Gas Leak

Traffic is being rerouted from area, no injuries reported
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI -- A natural gas line leak in Berrien County's Benton Township has prompted the evacuation of residents within a one mile radius. Benton Township Police say the natural gas line, affiliated with TransCanada, began leaking in the 100 block of North Blue Creek Road about 2 a.m.
8:38 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

More Fire Departments Turning to Full-Time Chiefs

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

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

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.