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Kalamazoo County Sheriff

Richard C Fuller III

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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Sheriff's Office Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus


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 our front lobby is available by appointment only 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 must be done in person by appointment at the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office Lobby.
  • Pistol purchase permits can be dropped in the gray mailbox in front of the Sheriff's Office or 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.
  • Concealed Pistol License (CPL) fingerprints are available at Western Michigan University Dept of Public Safety, the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department, or at the Kalamazoo Clerk's Office

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.

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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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