Public Safety

Public Safety Director
Police / Fire Chief: Nicholas Armold
Phone: (269) 329-4567
Email: Public Safety Director - Police / Fire Chief Armold

The Department of Public Safety is responsible for the overall management of departmental activity including community relations, resource allocation, labor relations, research and planning, contracts and many other administrative functions.  The department is headed by the Public Safety Director - Police / Fire Chief and is assisted by a secretary and a part-time clerk.

Administrative Division
Senior Deputy Police / Fire Chief - Administration: Daniel Mills
Phone: (269) 329-4562
Email: Senior Deputy Police / Fire Chief Mills

This division is responsible for the support services function of the Department of Public Safety, including but not limited to, budget preparation, capital improvement, internal affairs oversight, policy compliance, training, fleet maintenance and facilities management, property and evidence, and grant management.

Professional Standards
Lieutenant Brian VandenBrink

Phone: (269) 324-4574
Email: Lieutenant VandenBrink

This section is responsible for the accreditation process, departmental training, internal affairs, inspections, and oversight of volunteers.

Acting Communications Supervisor
Ryan Enderich
Phone: (269) 329-4447
Email: Ryan Enderich

This section is responsible for all communications technology projects and equipment, supervision of public safety communications personnel.

Records Teams Leader

Teresa Gipson
Phone: (269) 324-9258
Email: Teresa Gipson

This section is responsible for police records management and crime reports.

Freedom of Information Requests for Public Safety Records

Requests can be hand-delivered, mailed to the Public Safety Records Department, faxed to (269) 329-4569, or e-mailed to the Records Department.

Click here for Freedom of Information procedures and guidelines and submission forms.