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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. 


  • Status of OIR Report Recommendations, September 7, 2021

    On September 7, Public Safety Chief Vernon Coakley updated the City Commission on the status of recommended actions included in the OIR Report (Report Addendum). 55% of the 40 recommendations have already been completed. A timeline is provided for the remainder.  You can view Chief Coakley's presentation online here. September 7, Read More
  • OIR Group Issues Addendum to Original KDPS Review

    The OIR Group  has issued an addendum to their original report clarifying KDPS’ information sharing efforts in the investigation. The addendum can be found here. Kalamazoo OIR Group Report OIR Group Report Addendum Kalamazoo OIR Group Report - Spanish OIR Group Addendum - Spanish 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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     Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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