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Complaints filed against Public Safety Officers are reviewed by the Office of Professional Standards. These investigations include interviewing the complainant and involved officers, and a review of evidence. Evidence could include body worn camera footage, police reports, and other relevant documents.

After the investigation is completed, the findings are presented to the Public Safety Chief for review and to make a determination. The complainant will be notified of the Chief's decision. 

If the complainant disagrees with the decision, they may file an appeal to the Citizens Public Safety Review and Appeals Board (CPSRAB). CPSRAB is citizen board that hears appeals of these decisions. You can find more information at www.kalamazoocpsrab.org.

You can view complaints for the current year along with their current status or outcome in the report below.  

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.

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.”

Many KDPS policies and procedures are provided here for public review. This includes those that are most often requested. 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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