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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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Citizen's Police Academy 

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for the 2024 Citizen Police Academy, which will run from Wednesday September 4th, 2024 - Wednesday, November 13th, 2024.  We are currently accepting applications to be given priority acceptance for our Fall class.  By submitting now, you will be recontacted around August 1st to confirm your acceptance.  If this is something you wish to consider, please place an application now as these classes typically fill up fast.

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.  

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Serving All With Dignity, Respect, Kindness, and Compassion Since 1830

Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Emergency: 9-1-1
Administration: 269-383-8821
Non-Emergency Dispatch:  269-488-8911

Sheriff: Richard C Fuller
Undersheriff: James Vandyken

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