|Cassopolis Police Department||Cassopolis||Michigan 49031|
|Dowagiac Police Department||Dowagiac||Michigan 49047|
|Decatur Police Department||Decatur||Michigan 49045||13 miles|
|Niles Police Department||Niles||Michigan 49120||14 miles|
|Eau Claire Police Department||Eau Claire||Michigan 49111||16 miles|
|Elkhart Police Department||Elkhart||Indiana 46516||16 miles|
|Bristol Police Department||Bristol||Indiana 46507||17 miles|
|Constantine Police Department||Constantine||Michigan 49042||18 miles|
|Osceola Police Department||Osceola||Indiana 46561||18 miles|
|Three Rivers Police Department||Three Rivers||Michigan 49093||19 miles|
|Roseland Police Department||Roseland||Indiana 46637||19 miles|
|Lawton Police Department||Lawton||Michigan 49065||19 miles|
|Buchanan Police Department||Buchanan||Michigan 49107||20 miles|
|Mishawaka Police Department||Mishawaka||Indiana 46544||20 miles|
|White Pigeon Police Department||White Pigeon||Michigan 49099||20 miles|
|Paw Paw Police Department||Paw Paw||Michigan 49079||21 miles|
|Hartford Police Department||Hartford||Michigan 49057||22 miles|
|South Bend Police Department||South Bend||Indiana 46601||22 miles|
|Middlebury Police Department||Middlebury||Indiana 46540||22 miles|
|Mattawan Police Department||Mattawan||Michigan 49071||23 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.