The Police Division is a full-service law enforcement agency that provides a variety of law enforcement services, such as 24-hour-a-day patrol, school resource and community policing officers, and various other service teams. Reducing crime and improving the quality of life for our citizens are two of our highest operational priorities. We understand that building, cultivating and maintaining the community’s trust and developing community partnerships are the key elements in our crime reduction efforts. We are committed to the ideals of “partnership-based policing,” which can only be accomplished by developing close working relationships with our neighborhoods and businesses.
In the agency’s pursuit of excellence, the Portage Police Division continues to maintain accreditation status at both the state and national levels. The accrediting bodies, the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC) and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), provide guidance and set rigorous standards that departments must adhere to in order to maintain it’s accreditation. PDPS is one of only four departments in the State of Michigan to maintain dual accreditation status.
The Portage Police Division has maintained national accreditation since July 2003 (CALEA) and state accreditation since February 2018.