About KDPS


The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety (KDPS) combines law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency medical services into a unified organization with the goal of providing the highest level of professional public service to our community. KDPS is dedicated to fostering a safe and engaged community where community involvement is an organizational priority. This approach strengthens the relationship between our officers and the people we serve, improves our working environment, and allows us to better serve our community.

Our team of more than 250 employees uses modern technology and equipment to deliver cutting-edge services. We provide ongoing training and professional development, ensuring that our personnel are equipped with the latest skills and technologies to address evolving safety challenges. Our department prides itself on innovation and adaptability, using forward-thinking strategies to proactively tackle emergent issues.

To support the needs of our diverse community, KDPS prioritizes diversity and inclusion within our ranks and recognizes it as essential to carry out our roles as public servants.


In partnership with the community, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all by providing professional police, fire and EMS service to the residents and visitors of Kalamazoo.


As leaders in public safety, KDPS strives to be a dedicated and diverse team of professionals who are committed to partnering with the community to ensure the City of Kalamazoo will be a safe and desirable place to live, work and visit. 


Integrity – Dedication – Excellence – Efficiency – Accountability – Compassion


Learn more about KDPS at kalamazoopublicsafety.org