Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Police Department'


GRPD jumps in the saddle

January 25, 2016
The Grand Rapids Police Department is partnering with the Kent County Sheriff’s Department to put officers on mounted horseback patrol. Read More

Street Talk: A division among ranks

Gas bubble.

December 25, 2015
Earlier this month, the Grand Rapids Police Department received both support and a healthy dose of apprehension from city commissioners when the department asked to acquire rifles for each of its 59 patrol vehicles. Read More

City among top 10 in police ROI

December 22, 2015
An analysis that looks at how efficiently cities invest in law enforcement places Grand Rapids among the top 10 nationally in ROI. Read More

GRPD makes move to body cameras

Department will have enough equipment to outfit all 300 officers.

September 25, 2015
As early as October, 300 Grand Rapids police officers could be equipped with body cameras. Read More

City approves police body camera funding

March 13, 2015
Grand Rapids city commissioners have approved $674,124 to fund the implementation of body cameras for the Grand Rapids Police Department. Read More

Inside Track: Rahinsky is a Type A executive in uniform

The new Grand Rapids police chief says the job has many similarities to managing a business.

August 29, 2014
David Rahinsky is not one of those executives who doesn’t always answer his phone. Read More

Change Ups: GRPD receives military support award

August 1, 2014
Grand Rapids Police Department is the recipient of a military support award at the 2014 Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves Awards Banquet, held at the Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing. Read More

GRPD chief retires

January 8, 2014
Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk has announced he is retiring on Feb. 7, after nearly 34 years of service to Grand Rapids as a member of the force. Read More

‘Safety ambassadors’ are a confusing redundancy, expense

September 20, 2013
This week Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. becomes the umbrella organization with authority over the Downtown Development Authority, Office of Special Events, Downtown Improvement District and Monroe North Tax Increment Financing Authority, phasing out the Downtown Alliance — the organization that represented property owners paying special assessments within the district. Read More

City Commission OKs budgets and new millage tax rate

Millage request for parks funding also approved for ballot.

June 21, 2013
Last week Grand Rapids city commissioners adopted a new fiscal-year budget, approved a host of other city-related spending plans, established a new millage rate for the 2014 year that begins next Monday, and gave a green light to a new millage request voters will see this fall. Read More