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Fallen Police Officers Honored By GRPD During National Police Week [Video]

Grand Rapids Police Department hosted a memorial service Tuesday morning to honor those police officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

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Grand Rapids Neighborhood Locked Down Early Wednesday [Video]

The Grand Rapids Police Department put a neighborhood on lockdown early Wednesday morning as they searched for a suspect.

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Cut Through A Parking Lot, Get A Fine

Grand Rapids Police are sending out a stern warning to drivers trying to make a shortcut near the Michigan Street and Fuller Avenue construction.

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Grand Rapids City Commission Approves Purchase of Body Cameras for GRPD Officers

The Grand Rapids City Commission approved spending to purchase body cameras for Grand Rapids Police Tuesday.

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Crime Rate Down In Grand Rapids

Here's some good news, crime in Grand Rapids is down!

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GRPD Launching ‘Police Explorer Program’ For Interested Young Adults

If your children have ever expressed interest in a career as a police officer, the Grand Rapids Police Department now has a way for teens, and young adults, to experience life as a police officer.

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Grand Rapids’ Murder Rate Drops to Lowest Level in 50 Years

The murder rate in Grand Rapids has dropped to its lowest level in 50 years.

The Grand Rapids Police Department released 2014 statistics Wednesday morning. In 2014, there were only six murders in Grand Rapids. In 2013, Grand Rapids saw 17 murders. Over the last 24 years, Grand Rapids has averaged just over 17 murders per year.

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Grand Rapids Police Department Offers Safety Tips For Trick-or-Treating

The City of Grand Rapids will be observing Halloween for kids who wish to trick-or-treat on Friday, October 31st from dusk until 8 p.m. (The GRPD says to be safe, we'll call "dusk" 6 p.m.) The city asks that you please respect neighbors who do not have their porch lights on, signally that they are not participating.

The Grand Rapids Police Department has also offered the following tips to help ensure that kids here in GR have a safe and fun Halloween:

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Woman Assaulted And Robbed At Gunpoint

Police are on the look out for a man who raped and robbed a woman Thursday night in Grand Rapids.

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GRPD Officer Saves Deer Trapped In Baseball Field [Video]

I came across this a little while and it was just too sweet not to share. A Grand Rapids police officer helped out a button buck (a young male deer) on Wednesday night.

The GRPD posted a video of the rescue on their Facebook page. In the video, you see Officer Ryan Bruggink carrying a deer off of a softball field at Plaster Creek Family Park. 

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Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk Retiring

A news release issued by the City of Grand Rapids on Tuesday announced that Police Chief Kevin Belk will be retiring after serving the city for nearly 34 years.

Belk will end his service with Grand Rapids Police Department on Feb. 7.

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Two Armed Robberies Near GRCC’s Campus – Suspects Considered Armed & Dangerous

Grand Rapids Police are on the hunt for two men who are being sought in connection with two separate armed robberies near the main campus of Grand Rapids Community College on Wednesday evening. Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

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