|Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety||Benton Harbor||Michigan 49022|
|Coloma City Police Department||Coloma||Michigan 49038|
|Eau Claire Police Department||Eau Claire||Michigan 49111|
|Niles Police Department||Niles||Michigan 49120|
|Ogden Dunes Police Department||Ogden Dunes||Indiana 46368||26 miles|
|Roseland Police Department||Roseland||Indiana 46637||26 miles|
|Walkerton Police Department||Walkerton||Indiana 46574||26 miles|
|South Bend Police Department||South Bend||Indiana 46601||26 miles|
|Portage Police Department||Portage||Indiana 46368||27 miles|
|Valparaiso Police Department||Valparaiso||Indiana 46383||28 miles|
|Hamlet Police Department||Hamlet||Indiana 46532||30 miles|
|Lake Station Police Department||Lake Station||Indiana 46405||30 miles|
|Mishawaka Police Department||Mishawaka||Indiana 46544||30 miles|
|Lakeville Police Department||Lakeville||Indiana 46536||30 miles|
|New Chicago Police Department||New Chicago||Indiana 46342||32 miles|
|Lapaz Police Department||La Paz||Indiana 46537||32 miles|
|Gary Police Department||Gary||Indiana 46402||34 miles|
|Knox Police Department||Knox||Indiana 46534||35 miles|
|Dowagiac Police Department||Dowagiac||Michigan 49047||35 miles|
|Osceola Police Department||Osceola||Indiana 46561||35 miles|
Police departments are municipal law enforcement agencies empowered to enforce city and state laws. These departments play a vital role in maintaining order, protecting private property and protecting the public.
Police departments only have jurisdiction in a limited geographic area. Some police are responsible for security in towns or cities, while others are responsible for patrolling university campuses or other public institutions. Police departments are responsible for issuing citations for speeding, parking and other minor violations to promote public safety.
They also investigate serious crimes, collect evidence, make arrests, and work with other law enforcement agencies in nearby jurisdictions, such as sheriffs' offices. Police departments also maintain databases of criminal records, including mugshots and police blotters. These police records help investigate and prosecute crimes and allow the public to perform background checks.