In response to the current COVID19 precautions that are being implemented throughout the State of Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Safety recognizes that citizens may be hesitant to have officers stop by their residence or place of employment to file a police report. There are several alternative reporting options that can be utilized by Kalamazoo residents and visitors to help reduce exposure to first responders and the public. Citizens are encouraged to use these alternative crime reporting options as needed. Please be assured that Kalamazoo Public Safety will continue to provide high quality response to police, fire, and EMS calls for service within the City of Kalamazoo.
Online Reporting: Kalamazoo Public Safety allows online crime reporting for selected crimes through our website: www.kalamazoopublicsafety.org. Online users can click the “Report A Crime” link on our main page to file a report. Certain criteria must be met for the use of the online crime reporting system:
The incident must be non-emergency (does not require immediate police response) The incident must have occurred inside the City of Kalamazoo No known suspects or evidence Not involve firearms or prescription drugs Not occur on a state highway
Crimes that are eligible for online reporting can include:
Child Custody Violations Harassing Phone Calls Identity Theft Lost Property Malicious Destruction of Property Suspicious Activity Theft Theft of Gas Trouble with Subject
All cases filed using the online reporting system will be reviewed within five business days. If you have questions about completing a report, please call Teleserve at 269.337.8144 during business hours, M-F 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.
Telephone Reporting: If a crime doesn’t meet online reporting requirements; it is still possible that an officer may be able to take your report via telephone. Citizens are encouraged to contact the Kalamazoo County Consolidated Dispatch Authority (KCCDA) for non-emergency incidents at 269.488.8911. Citizens can advise the call-taker that if possible, they would prefer phone contact with an officer as opposed to in-person reporting. Silent Observer: Citizens are reminded that they may submit anonymous tips regarding criminal activity and/or provide information on open police cases through Silent Observer. Citizens can contact the Silent Observer tip hotline at 269.343.2100 or submit a tip online at www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
3-1-1: Citizens can receive additional information regarding City of Kalamazoo Services by contacting 3-1-1. Residents can call 3-1-1 (or 269.337.8000 for non-City of Kalamazoo callers) for any questions regarding any non-emergency City Services (e.g. Water Department, Public Services, Human Resources, Treasury, Community Planning/ Economic Development). 3-1-1 is staffed M-F, 8am-5pm.
2-1-1: For community resource information such as crisis support, housing assistance, food pantry information and more, citizens can call 2-1-1 (available 24 hours a day).
Kalamazoo Public Safety will provide additional information regarding reporting options as needed. Residents and visitors are reminded to do their part to slow the spread of COVID19 by continuing to take precautionary safety measures such as hand washing and social distancing.
By authority of: XO Danielle Guilds
Date: March 17, 2020
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Ex. Lieutenant Danielle Guilds, Office of Professional Standards, 269.337.8270