Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Police Department'


Street Talk: Addressing serious issues

Neighborly advice.

June 8, 2018
Battle Creek-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced a $10-million investment to establish a Battle Creek Small Business Loan Fund. Read More

Ex-officer won't be charged for holding gun to man's head

October 4, 2017
| By AP
A prosecutor said a local police officer who resigned after holding a gun to the head of a handcuffed robbery suspect won't be charged. Read More

Street Talk: Asleep at the wheel

Poetry in motion.

April 21, 2017
A study involving traffic stop tendencies of Grand Rapids officers has revealed black motorists are twice as likely as non-black drivers to be stopped by police within the city limits. Read More

800 officers in line for stress help

Sheriff’s department, GR police will test behavioral health program for one year.

July 15, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Amid the heated and complex national conversation surrounding the deaths of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and five police officers in Dallas, some West Michigan police will get help coping with a tough job that seems to be getting tougher. Read More

The chief goes to Washington

June 27, 2016
| By AP
Grand Rapids Police Chief David Rahinsky is expected to brainstorm with other law enforcement leaders and White House senior administration officials on ways to enhance public trust and confidence in the justice system while maintaining public safety. Read More

‘Op5’ studies physical, mental health of law enforcement officers

Robertson Research Institute and Mercy Health work with GRPD and Sheriff’s Department.

March 4, 2016
The physical, emotional and mental health of the Grand Rapids men and women who hold the blue line is being measured. Read More

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