Community Services

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Cadets
 


The duties of the cadets are to serve subpoenas, assist people who walk in for fingerprinting (job related & court ordered).  They process any juvenile offenders who are brought in by filling out the juvenile forms, contacting the juvenile referee and parents and complete the warrant request.  On occasion, they may be called upon to assist with school crossing guard duties.

Community Services Unit



As part of the Battle Creek Police Department’s commitment to Community Oriented Policing, the Community Services Unit is dedicated to enhancing community connections between neighbors, and the officers that serve them. Through partnerships with businesses, organizations, and citizen groups we strive to provide programs for residents and especially children to enhance their quality of life in the Battle Creek Community. The Unit consists of a Sergeant and two grant funded civilian personnel.

Programs & Community Partnerships:
Some of the programs currently supported by the Community Services Unit are: Citizens Police Academy, Police Explorer Program, Be Safe Battle Creek – Byrne Grant Initiative, Police Athletic League (partner: New Level Sports), and Midnight Youth-Basketball Program (partners: YMCA, BCCF, New Age Cool People).
 
Community Events:
The Community Services Unit also organizes community events such as Halloween Trunk or Treat, National Night Out, Stuff the Truck-Toy Drive, and many more.
 If you are a member of a group, organization, or business that would like to collaborate with the BCPD to bring an event or program to the citizens of Battle Creek, please contact Sgt. Chris Rabbitt.

​Kelly Dillman


Community Outreach & Engagement Liaison

The Community Outreach & Engagement Liaison works collaboratively with residents, community partners, BCPD and other city departments to address issues that affect residents. The COEL also develops programs that will benefit the Battle Creek community. The Bureau of Justice Assistance, as part of the Be Safe Battle Creek - Byrne Grant Initiative, funds this position. The COEL is unique within the City of Battle Creek, as it is the first time a civilian has worked within the police department in an attempt to bridge the gaps between communities & law enforcement.

​Jenny Mualhlun


Community Engagement Coordinator

The objective for the Community Engagement Coordinator is to help Improve perception and enhance communication within the community, targeting groups that are underrepresented. The CEC focuses on educating community members through the development of programs like the Citizens Police Academy to help create more informed citizens, debunk myths about law enforcement, and open the lines of communication between civilians and officers.