Office of the Chief

Chief of Police


The Police Chief reports to the City Manager and is responsible for all law enforcement activities in the City, as well as Bedford Township, covering an area of over 65 square miles. The department consists of 112 sworn police personnel and 18 support personnel.

Special Projects & Grants

Under the general direction of the Chief of Police, the Inspector is responsible for developing and administering projects within the police department in conjunction with seeking alternative funding and emphasizing on grant requirements/compliance. In 2014 this office had oversight of over a million dollars in Federal grant funds. The inspector is responsible for compiling, analyze and tabulate data to process and monitor federal, state and local grants.  This office is also responsible for researching, developing, administering and evaluating programs in response to the identified needs of Police Department and the Community.

This Inspector is responsible for the administration of the new Records Management System, the Department’s Law Enforcement Information Network and the coordination of multi-agency training initiatives and new programs. Additional responsibilities include hiring and recruiting, administrative management of our Cadet program, Interns, The Explorer program and internal promotional processes.

"The City of Battle Creek and the Battle Creek Police Department are applying for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2018 Local Solicitation CFDA #16.738, grant application 2018-H3541-MI-DJ on August 22nd, 2108 for the amount of $41,545.00.  The funding will be used by the City of Battle Creek for community services activities and miscellaneous equipment and the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department will use their funds for new evidence processing equipment and a new portable computer device.  Comments or requests for additional information can be sent to dabetts@battlecreekmi.gov. "