|Eau Claire Police Department||Eau Claire||Michigan 49111|
|Baroda-Lake Township Police Department||Baroda||Michigan 49101||10 miles|
|Dowagiac Police Department||Dowagiac||Michigan 49047||10 miles|
|Lincoln Twp Police Department||Stevensville||Michigan 49127||10 miles|
|St Joseph Township Police Department||St. Joseph||Michigan 49085||11 miles|
|Buchanan Police Department||Buchanan||Michigan 49107||11 miles|
|Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety||Benton Harbor||Michigan 49022||12 miles|
|Niles Police Department||Niles||Michigan 49120||12 miles|
|Bridgman Police Department||Bridgman||Michigan 49106||13 miles|
|Coloma City Police Department||Coloma||Michigan 49038||14 miles|
|Cassopolis Police Department||Cassopolis||Michigan 49031||16 miles|
|Hartford Police Department||Hartford||Michigan 49057||17 miles|
|Chikaming Township Police Department||Sawyer||Michigan 49125||18 miles|
|Roseland Police Department||Roseland||Indiana 46637||19 miles|
|Decatur Police Department||Decatur||Michigan 49045||19 miles|
|Three Oaks Police Department||Three Oaks||Michigan 49128||20 miles|
|Covert Township Police Department||Covert||Michigan 49043||22 miles|
|New Carlisle Police Department||New Carlisle||Indiana 46552||22 miles|
|South Bend Police Department||South Bend||Indiana 46601||22 miles|
|Mishawaka Police Department||Mishawaka||Indiana 46544||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.