IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 17, 2020
Battle Creek Police Department Closes to Public
Will Not Impact 911 Response
The Battle Creek Police Department station, at 34 N. Division St., is closed again to the public due to positive COVID-19 cases within the department.

At this time, four Police Department staff have tested positive this week; all are recovering at home. The city is following Calhoun County Public Health Department protocols, and the health department is working through contact tracing and additional testing, related to those who may have come in contact with the staff who have tested positive.

As of Noon today, the BCPD building is closed to the public.

“We want to do our part to protect the health and safety of our employees, and the public,” said Police Chief Jim Blocker. “We will close our building to the public to make sure we limit any potential exposure to the virus, and so we can following increased cleaning protocols.”

The situation does not affect the Police Department’s response to 911 calls.

Please call 911 in an emergency. The non-emergency police phone number is 269-781-0911. Reach the Battle Creek Police Department at 269-966-3322, or visit  www.battlecreekmi.gov/police .

For information, contact
Jessica Vanderkolk, City of Battle Creek Communications Manager

Lucy Blair, Calhoun County Communications Manager
269-781-0926,  lblair@calhouncountymi.gov