Kalamazoo Public Safety is currently hiring certified police officers and/or certified firefighters and offering a $15,000 lateral transfer incentive.
The largest and most visible division in KDPS, the Operations Division strives to serve and protect our community with unwavering dedication, integrity, and professionalism. The Operations Division is responsible for the initial response to all police, fire and emergency medical calls for service. Officers are committed to upholding the rule of law, safeguarding the rights and safety of all individuals, and fostering trust through transparent and accountable policing to create a safe and inclusive environment where every member of our diverse community can thrive. The Operations Division consists of, and is responsible for:
Operations focuses on reducing crime and providing the most effective, efficient, and professional police, fire and EMS services available. The Division focuses on the following four service objectives: Enforcement, Blight Reduction, Community Interaction, and Training. It also participates in initiatives like youth academies and explorer programs, and works to create positive interactions during daily foot patrols, targeted at reducing youth violence in neighborhoods.
Captain Scott VanderEnde
Executive Lt. Michael Skurski
Executive Lt. Matthew Schemenauer