public safety

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.
1:00 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

New fire chief hired in Battle Creek

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David Schmaltz's experience includes serving in Coldwater Fire Department
A 20-year firefighter who spent the last three years as chief in Defiance, Ohio, has been named Battle Creek's new fire chief. David Schmaltz replaces Larry Hausman, who retired in April after 15 years as chief. Schmaltz graduated from Clawson High School and earned bachelors and masters degrees in firefighting-related programs from the University of Cincinnati and Grand Canyon University, respectively.
8:10 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Law enforcement officials say landline bill threatens public safety

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House committee will hear testimony on bill Tuesday
LANSING - Top law enforcement officials warned that public safety would be threatened if Michigan lawmakers pass a bill to make it easier for phone companies to discontinue traditional landline service. The Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and Michigan Sheriffs' Association on Monday joined AARP in opposing Senate Bill 636, which passed the Senate last week and could go before the House as soon as Tuesday.