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Transparency in Public Safety

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety (KDPS) invites members of our community to learn about law enforcement and public safety in Kalamazoo. Information about KDPS policies, budget, training, and other aspects of its operations is available on this page for review. Additional information will be added as necessary, including updates related to the independent review of the events of May 30 - June 2, and the review of KDPS policies to ensure they result in fair and equitable treatment of all people. 


  • City of Kalamazoo selects OIR Group to conduct independent review of KDPS

    The City of Kalamazoo today announced the selection of California-based OIR Group to conduct a Use-of-Force Study of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. The consulting firm, led by a former federal civil rights prosecutor, specializes in the independent review of police practices. “I am pleased to announce we have Read More
  • 11/2/2020: City Manager Provides Update to City Commission

    The City Manager provided an update to the City Commission at its meeting on November 2, 2020. The update included steps taken from the City Manager's June Action Plan, as well as an update on the work related to First Amendment Assemblies completed by the City Commission Subcommittee. You can Read More
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