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TKPD RECRUITING

The Township of Kalamazoo is currently hiring for the position of:
Police Officer1
For hiring requirements and application instructions, visit the TKPD Recruiting page. 

Township of Kalamazoo Police Department

Township of Kalamazoo 1720 Riverview Dr 269-567-7523 - Police Records
Police Department Kalamazoo MI, 49004 269-343-0551 - Police Dispatch


On December 15, 2017 Bryan Ergang was sworn in as Chief of Police for the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department (TKPD). Ergang was awarded the position to replace retiring Chief of Police Timothy Bourgeois. Ergang began serving the people of Kalamazoo Township as a patrol officer in February of 1995. He has also served as a shift supervisor, sergeant of the community policing unit, dispatch supervisor, field training officer and lead defensive tactics instructor.
 

Ergang earned an Associate's Degree from Grand Rapids Community College, a Bachelor's Degree from Siena Heights College, a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University and recently graduated as a member of Class 259 from the prestigious FBI National Academy.


School Bus Safety

Tips for Drivers

  • Look before you back out
Watch out for children walking or bicycling to school when backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage. Walk around your car or out to the sidewalk to check for any children about to cross your path before you get in the car.
  • Be on the look out when driving through neighborhoods
Drive slowly and watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks. Be aware of children playing or standing at bus stops.
  • Be alert and aware on the road 
Children are usually taught to look both ways before crossing a street, but they could dart into traffic without looking if they're late or distracted.
  • Learn the school bus laws

Red flashing lights and an extended stop-arm signal indicate that the bus has stopped and that children are getting on or off. Cars must stop a safe distance away and not start up until the red lights stop flashing, the stop sign has been folded back, and the bus continues on its way.

  


Freedom of Information

Copies of all TKPD reports are available to the public via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request form.   

Silent Observer
It is the vision of Silent Observer  to empower the community to have safer neighborhoods, schools, and work environments by providing a voice that citizens can use to stand against criminals without fear of retaliation. 
Personal Protection Orders

A Personal Protection Order (PPO) is an order from the court that restrains a named individual from certain actions.  Otherwise commonly known as a "restraining order", a PPO is effective when signed by a judge and served.  Michigan PPOs are enforceable by any law enforcement agency in the country. 

Medication Dropoff

Unused medication can be dropped of at TKPD to be disposed of properly.  CLICK HERE for a complete list of accepted medications.