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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. 


  • First Amendment Sub-Committee Report

    On January 4, 2021, the City Commission voted unanimously to endorse the First Amendment Sub Committee Final Report. A web page has been created in which community members can access checklists for organizing events, instructions for reserving public parks, a frequently asked questions page, and other useful guides. The report and related Read More
  • 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
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City of Kalamazoo

Home to the Kalamazoo Promise, three institutions of higher education, two nationally recognized healthcare systems, cutting-edge medical research, world-class brewing and dining, outstanding parks, and an extensive variety of music, art, theatre, and cultural attractions.


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 241 West South Street
     Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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