KDPS Documents

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Contracts for Kalamazoo's two public safety unions, the Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers Association (KPSOA) and the Kalamazoo Police Supervisors Association (KPSA), are available along with other union contracts here.

KDPS has launched a pilot program the engagement platform, My90.  It's a tool that collects feedback to improve outcomes after service calls. Hours after a call for service, the caller is texted a link and asked to fill out a survey regarding their experience with KDPS. Following a traffic stop, drivers are given a card with a QR Code, where they can give confidential feedback about their experience. The results of this feedback is summarized in the reports below. 

The City of Kalamazoo hired OIR Group to conduct an independent review of two critical events that took place in the summer of 2020:the response to protests that took place between May 30 and June 2, 2020, and the response to a march of the Proud Boys in downtown Kalamazoo on August 15, 2020. 

The report examines these events based on video and written evidence, interviews with participants, and several community listening sessions. It presents 40 recommendations for the KDPS based on comprehensive analysis of the events. The report acknowledged that the “realities of last summer were more complicated than some believed” and that “KDPS did many things creditably and without a discriminatory motivation.” It also found “room for improvement certainly existed – as is almost always the case with police agencies or any other organization in the aftermath of critical, high-profile incidents.”

In the time since the report was issued, KDPS has collaborated with the community and acted upon each of the 40 recommendations. The final report on actions taken is provided below, published in May 2023. 

Many KDPS policies and procedures are available for public review. Other policies and procedures are available upon request. We ask that you submit these requests through the FOIA process so they can be tracked and reviewed.

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