Police Station Update

The Battle Creek Police Department is moving! 

In mid-May 2017 officials began an 18-month or so construction process across Patterson Way from the current station, 20 N. Division St. This location, most recently a parking lot and at 34 N. Division, actually was the location of our previous police station.

Patterson Way is now closed to thru traffic between Division Street and East Michigan Avenue. You can still access City Hall via both driveways, as well as the handicapped/public parking to the Calhoun County Justice Center, off Patterson. 

Most recent work updates

  • Starting Wednesday, June 21, entry to and exit from the Calhoun County Justice Center parking lot will be available via a new service drive off of Patterson Way. This new drive will remain open throughout the remainder of construction.

  • Starting after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, the north service drive, off of Division Street, into the Justice Center, will become an entrance only drive for this phase.

  • Please watch for changing traffic signage in this area. This second construction phase (starting June 21) will involve installing a retaining wall on the north side of the new building. Phase I involved work on an east retaining wall and the new service drive.

Phase II traffic flow - starting June 21, 2017

BCPD phase 2

Give feedback

  • Email your comments to PublicInput@battlecreekmi.gov
  • Call the City Manager's Office at 269-966-3378

Project history

City officials visited with Neighborhood Planning Councils, offered station tours, and participated in community conversations to collect your input on the future of our police station.

The current location, opened in the early 1970s, was assessed by architects. Age and lack of space contribute to issues that have resulted in the $15.5 million new building. It will accommodate our staff and their space/storage needs, as well as offer new community spaces where we can meet with our neighbors and visitors, improving our connections to the community.

Chief Jim Blocker also has presented to the City Commission information on the current station and goals for a new station, which you can view by clicking on this link.

See the most updated rendering of the new building, below.
BCPD new rendering

Station tour

If you didn't get the chance to tour our current station, you can take the virtual tour with Sgt. Jeff Case by watching the video below.