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PEOPLE DOING GOOD: GRPD Is At It Again!

Since I’ve moved to Grand Rapids, I’ve been very impressed with the level of courtesy and professionalism of the Grand Rapids Police Department...

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Grand Rapids Police to Add New Service Area to Better Cover Downtown

The GRPD is adding a fifth service area to better cover downtown Grand Rapids, Fox 17 reports.

Currently, the City of Grand Rapids is broken into four distinct Service Areas: North, South, East, and West.

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Police Release Sketch of a Man Wanted For Rape in Grand Rapids

GRPD are asking for help finding a man wanted for rape in Grand Rapids. They have issued a sketch of the suspect.

The incident happened near Denny's on Plainfield Avenue on July 7 between 1:00 and 2:00a.m., Fox 17 reports. 

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GRPD Investigating Shooting Outside Fulton Family Fare

Grand Rapids Police are investigating a shooting outside of Family Fare on Fulton Street Tuesday night, Fox 17 reports.

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GRPD Investigating Shot Fired Outside Van Andel Arena

Police are searching for a person believed to have fired a gun outside of Van Andel Arena downtown Grand Rapids Friday afternoon, M-Live reports.

Shortly before 4p.m. police were called to the arena on a report of a large fight, with at least one shot fired.

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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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Jamie Squire/Getty Images
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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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flickr, Fellowship Of The Rich
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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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Making that “Oops” Pocket Dial!

Oh what a weekend, a trip to Detroit to spend time with my family, pick up my fantasy hockey winnings and...calling the cops all the way back here in GR? Well... that's what I did, on accident. 

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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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(courtesy of the GRPD)
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Dantzler Tapes and Letter Released By GRPD [VIDEO]

The Grand Rapids Police and Kent County Prosecutor released several hours of dashcam video, 911 audio recordings, and documents in the investigation of the mass shootings in Grand Rapids that left seven people dead in July. The information was released Tuesday morning.

Rodrick Dantzler killed seven people, then himself after a high-speed chase throughout the city and a hostage stand off.

Today, under the Freedom of Information Act, Police Chief Kevin Belk released the documentation to the public.

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GRPD Releasing Dantzler Information Tuesday Morning

On July 7th, Rodrick Dantzler killed seven people and led police on a chase through Grand Rapids before taking hostages.  He later took his own life .

Tuesday morning, the Grand Rapids Police Department will release information from July 7th including police video and 911 recordings.  They will also release information from their investigations.

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