|St Joseph Township Police Department||St. Joseph||Michigan 49085||3 miles|
|Baroda-Lake Township Police Department||Baroda||Michigan 49101||4 miles|
|Bridgman Police Department||Bridgman||Michigan 49106||6 miles|
|Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety||Benton Harbor||Michigan 49022||7 miles|
|Eau Claire Police Department||Eau Claire||Michigan 49111||10 miles|
|Chikaming Township Police Department||Sawyer||Michigan 49125||12 miles|
|Buchanan Police Department||Buchanan||Michigan 49107||15 miles|
|Coloma City Police Department||Coloma||Michigan 49038||15 miles|
|Three Oaks Police Department||Three Oaks||Michigan 49128||16 miles|
|Niles Police Department||Niles||Michigan 49120||19 miles|
|Dowagiac Police Department||Dowagiac||Michigan 49047||20 miles|
|New Buffalo Police Department||New Buffalo||Michigan 49117||20 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.