Office of Emergency Management

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The Kalamazoo County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), a division within the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office, is responsible for planning, coordinating and managing a consolidated emergency management program for Kalamazoo County. The duties include preparing for, responding to, mitigating, and recovering from a wide range of natural and man-made disasters. To fulfill this mandate, OEM works closely with others having responsibilities related to homeland security, emergency response and hazardous materials use or transportation.

OEM provides comprehensive training for public officials and private citizens and maintains operational readiness of the County Emergency Operations Center for disaster management and all Homeland Security and Domestic Preparedness activities. The office maintains and deploys the mobile command post for use by local incident commanders during major events.

As a participant on the 5th District Homeland Security Board, OEM works with other agencies in the nine counties of southwest Michigan to share intelligence, coordinate resources and maximize operating efficiencies.

Recent Events

Kalamazoo Co. Office of Emergency Management assisting with vaccination clinics

COVID-19 Pandemic

Resources

Personal Protective Equipment Resources For Businesses

The Kalamazoo Office of Emergency Management provides the following resources for Michigan PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) resources and businesses to help local businesses as they reopen.

The vendors listed in the following links have *not* been verified or background checked.  Please use due diligence when exploring potential vendors.   

Food Pantries & Resources

Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office Business Operations

Due to the current state of emergency concerning the Coronavirus & Covid-19 pandemic and in accordance with Governor Whitmer’s direction, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is providing essential services only and has closed our front lobby to walk-in visitors to minimize the risk of spreading the virus to our inmate population and first responders.

We continue to respond to all 9-1-1 calls and requests for assistance.

In the meanwhile,

  • Sex offender registry updates can be mailed or e-mailed to the Sheriff’s Office.
  • Pistol purchase permits can be mailed to the Sheriff’s Office.
  • Copies of Reports and Freedom of Information Act requests can be mailed to the Sheriff’s Office or requested online.
  • Inmate Debt Payments can be mailed to the Sheriff’s Office.

NOTE - Never include any sensitive information such as social security numbers, operator's license numbers, credit card or account numbers when sending an email or submitting a web form.

Our mailing address is:
Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office
1500 Lamont Ave
Kalamazoo, MI  49048

You can also e-mail us for non-emergency, not-in-progress matters by selecting the Contact us link along the left side of this web page and choosing Comments or Request Service.

NOTE - Never include any sensitive information such as social security numbers, operator's license numbers, credit card or account numbers when sending an email or submitting a web form.

Learn more about the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Office of
Emergency
Management

County of Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Michigan

Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
269-385-6137