Chief Gary A. Hetrick retired and Daniel L. Weston took over the helm of KDPS.
A report called for citizen watchdogs: a task force recommended forming a citizen panel to review complaints against Kalamazoo officers.
Police were on guard against terrorism; Kalamazoo police were in line for ethics training.
Federal grant money put COPS in schools with officers to provide mentoring.
KDPS moved to 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy.
The city joined a state emergency pact, and the city grappled with an officer shortage.
On April 21, 2005, the public safety building at 215 W. Lovell was demolished.
The Kalamazoo Public Safety explorer group won the Governor’s Trophy.
KDPS offered an 11th Citizens’ Public Safety Academy.
Officers earned an A+ at the 20th annual officer appreciation night.
The city aimed to improve race equity and a Racial Equity Subcommittee was formed.
PSO Jason Colyer received the “Medal of Valor.”