Statement from the Grandville Police Department

CLICK HERE to view the Statement and full nemo from Police Chief Anglim regarding Grandville Police Department practices in light of recent events.
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The City of Grandville Police Department denounces the behavior of the four members of the Minneapolis Police Department, whether by action or inaction, that resulted in the death of Mr. George Floyd on May 25, 2020. By their actions, they have tarnished the community partnerships that the professional law enforcement officials have worked so hard to establish.

As the Chief of Police, and on behalf of our officers, I wish to reassure our citizens and visitors that we do not condone and will not tolerate this type of conduct. The profession we have chosen is based on core values of honesty, integrity, respect, accountability and the sanctity of human life. We strive to live up to these values in every public contact that we have.

Protests and demonstrations have taken place in our neighboring communities, across Michigan and the nation to protest the actions of the police in Mr. Floyd’s death as well as other police actions. We recognize and support the right to assemble and peacefully protest.

With that said, some of the protests have devolved into criminal acts of assault, arson, looting, property destruction, and death. This type of criminal actions cannot be allowed. We support the officers courage and dedication to halting these threats to the safety of our law-abiding citizens.

As an agency we have worked hard to address concerns of use of force, bias in policing, accountability and transparency. Some of those efforts include: Voluntarily reporting serious use of force to the National Use of Force Data Base and providing training in a wide range of topics including but not limited to: Anti-bias and Implicit bias training, De-escalation and Minimizing Use of Force, Interacting with the Mentally Ill as a First Responder, Suspects in medical distress and Understanding and responding to Excited Delirium calls.

We have also worked cooperatively with all agencies in Kent County to have all officers trained in Crisis Intervention.

We also realize how the actions of others in our profession can erode the trust we have been able to establish.   Each and every day we work hard to gain and maintain the trust and cooperation of citizens, as we realize that this must be earned.

Paul Anglim
Chief of Police

COVID-19 Information & Updates

UPDATE - CITY OPERATIONAL  CHANGES
WE ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!
ALL PROBATION APPOINTMENTS WILL CONTINUE REMOTELY UNTIL FURTHER ORDER.

STAFF WILL BE PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS ALONG WITH WEARING MASKS OR FACE COVERINGS IN PUBLIC AREA. WE WILL ALSO BE LIMITING 10 OR LESS PEOPLE IN THE LOBBY AREA.

Residents are encouraged to continue to access City services through the following methods:
* Utilizing services available online at www.cityofgrandville.com
* Calling or emailing City Department or officials 
* Paying bills through U.S. Mail, either of the two convenient drop boxes located at City Hall, or electronically by clicking  here.
Thank you for your understanding as we continue to prioritize the health and safety of the public we serve and our city employees.

QUESTIONS/CONCERNS
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Phone:  Non-Emergency Police … (616) 538-6110
For All Emergencies …… 911

OFFICIAL RESOURCES
Kent County COVID-19: https://www.accesskent.com/Health/coronavirus.htm
West Michigan COVID-19 Resource Response Guide
State of Michigan COVID-19:  https://www.michigan.gov/Coronavirus
State of Michigan Coronavirus Executive Orders and Directives
CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

COVID19

PAYMENT INFORMATION

The City of Grandville offers multiple payment options year round to our residents.
Multiple options comply with the Center for Disease Control's recommendation of social distancing.

If you have payment questions, feel free to contact the City at 616-531-3030.

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