Kalamaoo County
Kalamazoo County Sheriff
Richard C Fuller III
Sheriff

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office was founded in 1830 when Delamore Duncan was named the first Sheriff for a newly organized territory called Kalamazoo County. Kalamazoo County was comprised of few farms, a lot of wooded land and two small towns called Schoolcraft and "Bronson", whose name was changed six years later to Kalamazoo. The population was a few hundred but a decade of growth saw its population quickly rise to seven thousand. In 2015 the population of Kalamazoo County is 251,000 and the county is dotted with many agricultural areas, two main Cities, Kalamazoo and Portage, and several smaller villages.

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KCSO Releases Undocumented Immigrants and ICE Detainers Written Directive

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office has released its Undocumented Immigrants and ICE Detainers written directive.  The written directive establishes guidelines for the proper treatment of undocumented immigrants who come into contact with members of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office and the handling of U.S. Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detainers by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office Jail.The written directive can be found here.

2018 Holiday Season Impaired Driving

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and co-workers to celebrate. Whether it's an office party, a family member's home, or a gathering at the bar, it is essential to plan ahead and have a way to get home safely after the party ends. To help spread the message about the dangers of impaired driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in partnership with the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning and the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, are working to encourage safe and sober driving this holiday season. The national high-visibility enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from December 13-31. Increased enforcement, along with increased messages about the dangers of driving while impaired, aim to drastically reduce crashes, fatalities, and injuries on our roadways.


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Kalamazoo County
Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
(269) 383-8821

  Sheriff:
    Richard C Fuller
  Undersheriff:
    James Vandyken