Helpful Links

Michigan State Police
The official Michigan State Police web site.

Federal Trade Commission
The Official Federal Trade Commission web site containing information intended to protect the American consumer against consumer fraud.

Kalamazoo Silent Observer
Silent Observer encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime.

HEAT (Help Eliminate Auto Theft)
Michigan's statewide auto theft prevention program that coordinates citizen action with law enforcement agencies through a confidential toll-free tip line for reporting information on stolen vehicles, chop shops, and suspected auto theft activities including insurance fraud, identity theft and carjackings.

Project Life Saver

By forming partnerships with local law enforcement and public safety organizations, Project Lifesaver deploys specially trained teams with the most reliable technology available to quickly locate and return wandering adults and children to their families and care givers.

Amber Alert
The AMBER Alert Program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.

A Child Is Missing Alert Program
The Portage Police Division participates in a national program that assists in the search for missing children, the elderly (often with Alzheimer's) and the disabled in the first critical hours of their disappearance. A Child Is Missing can work in tandem with Amber Alert. 

Safe Kids of Kalamazoo County
Safe Kids Kalamazoo County seeks to reduce the number of preventable childhood deaths and injuries by uniting diverse groups and individuals.

Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry
The Sex Offenders Registration Act, MCL 28.721et seq., directs the Michigan State Police to develop and maintain a public registry and provides guidelines on the type of offender information available to the public. 

Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors
Reaching out to the surviving families, friends and coworkers of Michigan's fallen Law Enforcement heroes. 

CALEA
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

 
Host Merchant Services 
 

This web site is a great resource for information on the topic of Identity Theft.  It includes information on Detecting, Reporting, and Restoring credit issues.

Victim Assistance Services

The Kalamazoo County Prosecutor's Office provides the opportunity for crime victims to express their concerns, problems and offer help. Victim/Witness Assistance may be contacted at (269) 383-8677.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

This web site is a resource locator for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Victim Notification Program.  It will link a victim or witness to a number of valuable service programs provided by ICE.