On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety (KDPS) would like to pause and express our deepest gratitude and sincere appreciation to our veterans for their brave and selfless service to our country. This day was originally known as Armistice Day in 1919, which marked the first anniversary of the ending of WW1. In 1938, it became a nationally observed holiday, and in 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower changed the name to Veterans Day. This day is an acknowledgement for those who have served their country honorably, in war time and in peace time.
At KDPS, we are proud to stand with Veterans and their families. We want to say thank you for the extraordinary sacrifices you and your families have made on our behalf toward the pursuit of freedom, liberty, and peace.
KDPS has a long-standing tradition of supporting our Public Safety Officers who are veterans that have served in any branch of the armed services. Qualities such as teamwork, leadership, diversity and inclusion, honor, integrity, loyalty, duty, and respect are all attributes valued by this organization, and for which the Chief values and holds in high regard.
We have and will continue to recruit those who have served in the military as they have shown to be highly qualified and capable candidates. Attached is an historical photo taken of some of the veteran men and women who have served this community as a Public Safety Officer.
As a reminder, KDPS is currently accepting applications for Public Safety Officer until November 20, 2020. If you are interested in this position, you can apply at: https://kalamazoopublicsafety.org/about/employment/
By authority of:
Captain Matt Elzinga
Date: November 9, 2020
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Matt Elzinga, Operation Division. 269-337-8367