Grand Rapids PD Command: Staffing Shortages Cause Lack Of Downtown Patrol, Investigation Pileups

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — President of the Grand Rapids Command Officer’s Association Capt. Geoff Collard spoke with FOX 17 one-on-one Tuesday, addressing what some consider the elephant in the room.

“The general consensus, and the decision making within the city, has been that we’re not going to properly staff from our perspective, the police department,” Collard said.

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