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    David M. Rahinsky

    Chief of Police


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    Mission Statement
    To provide professional, progressive, and responsive police services, in collaboration with the community, to ensure a safer Grand Rapids.
    It is a testament to the dedication and professionalism of our personnel that the Grand Rapids Police Department is acknowledged to be among the finest in the State of Michigan.  Collectively, we strive to deliver professional, progressive, and responsive service to our community.
    •  Progressive - We will never become complacent in the way we deliver service.  We will aggressively pursue emerging technology and innovative ideas.
    • Professional - We will conduct ourselves in a manner that reflects well on our department, our community, and our profession.  We will treat all citizens with dignity and respect.
    • Responsive - We will listen to the community's wants and needs and not restrict our thinking to traditional paradigms.  The concerns of our community will help to shape the priorities of our agency.
    Chief's Message
    It is my honor to be serving as your Chief of Police. I welcome the input of the public regarding any law enforcement or city issues.  It is very important that I hear from both citizens who are happy with the services that we have provided, as well as those who seek satisfaction.  As with any law enforcement agency, our job is a difficult one. We seek to maintain the highest standards regarding public service.
    Simply click here to email your input to me, or feel free to contact my Assistant or our Secretary.

     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 292 uniformed personnel, as well as 73 dedicated civilian employees, the department handles approximately 150,000 calls for service a year in a city with a population of almost 195,000.


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    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!

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    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.