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.
The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for the 2017 Citizen Police Academy, which will run from Wednesday September 6th, 2017 – November 15, 2017.
Classes meet for eleven weeks on Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office 1500 Lamont Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49048.
Learn more about the 2017 Citizens Academy by clicking here