February 2013 News Releases

                                        TOWNSHIP OF KALAMAZOO POLICE DEPARTMENT

                                                              SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE

February 13, 2013

Kalamazoo Public Schools and the Kalamazoo Township Police Department have reached an agreement in principle
that they will jointly fund a police officer in Kalamazoo Central High School, beginning September 2013. The two
agencies have been working together since the late fall on the issue.

The timing of this announcement is critical since the Township Police will need to hire and have an officer trained by
the start of the 2013-2014 school year.

Kalamazoo Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice said, “I appreciate the partnership with the Township
Police on this important initiative.”

Township Police Chief Tim Bourgeois said “We are pleased to renew this partnership.  The value of this relationship
goes well beyond basic security.”
Anyone with information about an
incident is asked to contact
TKPD (269)343-0568 or
Silent Observer(269)343-2100