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 order to maintain a high level of excellence, the Portage Department of Public Safety continues to maintain status as an accredited police agency. The Department is one of eight in the State of Michigan to have earned accredited status for Police from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).