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    David M. Rahinsky

    Chief of Police


    Mission Statement
    The members of the Grand Rapids Police Department are committed to providing the highest quality of professional police services. We strive to protect life, enforce and uphold the law, preserve order, and protect property. In partnership with citizens, city government, and other stakeholders, we commit ourselves to improving the quality of life in our community.

     Welcome to The Grand Rapids Police Department!

    Emergency Number:  911
    Non Emergency Number:  616-456-3400

    Established in 1871, The Grand Rapids Police Department has grown to become the second largest police department in the State of Michigan. Staffed by 282 uniformed personnel, as well as 84 dedicated civilian employees, the department handles approximately 150,000 calls for service a year in a city with a population of almost 190,000.



    Visit us on Facebook!
    What goes on the Facebook Page?
    • All of our Press Releases (you get the info as soon as the media does)
    • Photos of Events and Activities
    • Schedules of Events at the Police Department
    • This is not a bulletin board - we actively engage in this Page, and appreciate your feedback.


    Online Reports

    You can make your own reports on-line!

    • All Reports are treated in the same manner as if a police officer responded to your location
    • Only specific TYPES of reports are taken online, though (we don't want to miss something)

    Grand Rapids Police Crime Mapping


    • Click above to check out crime in Grand Rapids using our Crime Mapping Tool!

    • Click above to visit our Internal Affairs Unit
    • Listed there is contact information for any concerns or questions that you may have about the conduct of any employee in our organization.


    Crash Reports

    Find your accident report and download it from here!


    Department Videos:

    Picture Yourself in Grand Rapids Video  

    Honor Bound Video  

    Combining a rich law enforcement heritage and today's theories of Community-Oriented Government, the department continues to set the standard for policing by which other police departments are judged.

    Utilizing partnerships with community organizations and focusing on specific neighborhood problems, the department is dedicated to helping the citizens of Grand Rapids help themselves.  This partnership of the police working together with citizens to effect positive change is the keystone of our community policing program.

    The purpose of the Grand Rapids Police Department Web Site is to inform the public of current events, provide insight into both our mission and our history, and to provide the user with a positive interactive experience with our organization.

    Listed in this site is a breakdown of our organizational structure, our long-range plans, and our history; just to name a few things. Welcome to our home.