Grand Rapids Police Department

COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Wednesday, March 25 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-25-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Not a day has passed since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s March 10 state of emergency declaration regarding the coronavirus outbreak that local and state developments haven’t unfolded with direct impact for Grand Rapids residents. Shared in...

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City Connection - Chief Eric Payne of GRPD joins Mayor Bliss for in-studio discussion

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-07-2019 under NEWS

Every month, Mayor Bliss or a representative from the city will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailing...

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Grand Rapids begins race-based review of traffic stops

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 08-31-2016 under NEWS

Interactions between police officers and people of color have drawn national attention lately, and the City of Grand Rapids is taking pro-active measures. The city has hired Lamberth Consulting to perform a widespread review of traffic stops...

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City of Grand Rapids launches new bicycle safety education campaign

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Yesterday, the City of Grand Rapids launched Driving Change, its largest effort to educate motorists, bicyclists, and the community on how everyone can share the road safely. “Grand Rapids actually has a crash rate [between cars and bicycles]...

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GRPD rifle purchase splits Commissioners, residents

by (nathanslauer)

Submitted 12-17-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids City Commission voted in favor of a plan to allow the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD) to acquire new rifles on December 15, in a split vote of 5-2. The decision received a mixed response, with attendees split over the role of...

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Celebrate Community Heroes!

by (grpl)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under

Come talk to the real-life heroes that live and work in Grand Rapids. Explore the vehicles and tools they use in their work on display in the streets in front of the Main Library and the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Grand Rapids Fire and...

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First neighborhood summit to encourage residents to voice priorities for their communities

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NEWS

The city of Grand Rapids will be introducing Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City, a neighborhood summit, on March 13. The first of its kind, the summit invites citizens from all over the city to come gather to discuss how to make their particular...

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New police chief notes lowering recidivism rates; continues to seek ways to lower rates further

by (Lee Bloomquist)

Submitted 12-17-2014 under NEWS

"Your question is timely,” says our new Chief David Rahinsky of the Grand Rapids Police Department when presented with accounts of remarkably low rates of recidivism among participants in a Peace Education Program at San Antonio’s...

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City Commission hears public comment about police body camera implementation

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-03-2014 under NEWS

Over 20 concerned citizens took to the podium at last night's City Commission meeting to voice their thoughts on the proposed implementation of the use of police body cameras for patrol officers.  The policy proposal was initiated by LINC...

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Dyer-Ives presents The Interrupters: A Review

by (crestongr)

Submitted 03-07-2013 under NONPROFITS

By Jonathan S. After a series of shooting deaths in the Grand Rapids area starting back in November of 2012, and culminating with the shooting death of an elderly Kentwood couple in December, residents, police and politicians began to look for...

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