Kalamazoo County covers a considerable geographic area and is home to a relatively large number of people. When this many people are gathered together, accidents and crime are prone to occur. However, Kalamazoo County has enacted numerous programs designed to help ensure that residents are able to gain the vital protection they require. What should you do in the case of an emergency? Where should you turn?
In any emergency situation, the first thing that you should do is call 911. This emergency number connects you to all emergency services for the city and the county, including the Kalamazoo police, the Kalamazoo sheriff and the Kalamazoo fire department. In addition, 911 operators are able to dispatch ambulances to those in distress or to the scene of an accident. Therefore, if you have an emergency, 911 is the only phone number you need to know. Of course, if you have a nonemergency, then you will need to contact each department individually.
Kalamazoo Police – The city of Kalamazoo employs more than 300 professional police officers throughout the city. In addition, the city is home to several different police stations. The direct contact number of the Kalamazoo Township Police (in nonemergency situations only) is (269) 343-0551 and for the City of Kalamazoo (269) 337-8994. If you are facing an emergency, you should call 911. To reach the Department of Public Safety, you should call (269) 337-8120.
Kalamazoo Fire Department – The Kalamazoo Fire Department is quite vast, and there are 4 different stations, as well as administrative offices for the entire department. The direct number to contact the Kalamazoo Fire department (in nonemergency situations only) is (269) 381-8080. This phone number is to report nonemergency situations only. In the case of a fire emergency, you should dial 911 only. To reach the Fire Records Department, you can call (269) 381-8080, as well. In addition, each fire station has their own phone number for immediate contact, as does the Fire Chief.
Kalamazoo Sheriff – The Kalamazoo Sheriff’s Office is available via phone, as well. The phone number to reach the Sheriff’s Office (in nonemergency situations only) is (269) 385-6173. This number should be called to connect with offices for accident reports, safety classes and sex offender searches. If you have an emergency, please dial 911 – do not call the office number.
These emergency services numbers will help you gain access to reports, or to speak with an individual or officer in a nonemergency situation.