Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team (KVET)
Division Commander: Captain Dave Boysen
The Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team (KVET) is an intergovernmental cooperative drug unit comprised of sworn officer participants from the City of Kalamazoo and the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office. KVET's mission continues to be the detection and elimination of illegal drug distribution in Kalamazoo communities. Founded in 1991, KVET has worked diligently during its twenty years of operation to improve the quality of life for the citizens of the Kalamazoo area by arresting 9516 drug offenders and recovering more than 41 million dollars worth of illegal drugs, significantly reducing the number of violent crimes and other crimes associated with illegal drug activities.
KVET strives to perform innovative and effective drug investigations, provide tactical and technical assistance to other local, state, and federal entities, as well as to educate and train the community on drug activity and awareness. KVET is comprised of a KVET Captain, three Drug Enforcement Teams, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force Officer, an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agency (ATF) Task Force Officer, a prosecutor, and one administrative assistant.