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Big Rapids, Michigan Police Station Crime Information

There were 74 registered sex offenders living in Big Rapids as of December, 2023. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Big Rapids is 142 to 1. The 2020 crime rate in Big Rapids was 138, which was 1.8 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 61.5% U.S. cities. The crime rate in Big Rapids fell by 6% from 2019 to 2020. In the last 5 years, Big Rapids has seen a decrease in violent crime and property crime.

Big Rapids crime rates are 2,682 per 100k, which is 34% higher than Michigan
Property Crime
2,063 crimes per 100k

Violent Crime
619 crimes per 100k

The Big Rapids Department of Public Safety Police Division takes a community policing approach to law enforcement. The police division consists of 18 uniformed officers. The Police Division is responsible for providing 24 hour police service, first responder calls, criminal investigation, long term problem solving, and school liaison services.

According to the 2020 annual report, there were 69 total society crimes, 194 property crimes, 183 person crimes, and 8 juvenile cases. Additionally, there were 266 Group B offenses, and 1,732 traffic crashes and civil offenses.

Chief of Police: Danielle Haynes

Big Rapids Department of Public Safety Police Division Address:
435 North Michigan Avenue
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Country: United States
Address 1: 435 N Michigan Ave
City: Big Rapids
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49307-1417
County: Mecosta County
Phone #: 231-527-0005
Fax #: 231-592-5570
Type: Police Departments

Mugshot Record Request in Big Rapids, Michigan

The Big Rapids Department of Public Safety offers an FOIA form for individuals wishing to obtain public information. The form requires that requesters input their name, address, and contact information. Details of the incident in question must be adequate enough so that the City can find the record in question. Fees for the request are dependent upon the amount for labor costs, materials, cost of mailing, and cost of duplication. Requests can be submitted in-person, through the mail, fax, or emailed. The Beverly Hills Department of Public Safety will normally issue a response within 5 business days. The response can vary with some requests being granted, partially denied, or denied. If denied, an explanation for the denial will be provided. The requester then has the option to appeal the denial. Similarly, the requester has the option to appeal an FOIA processing fee that seems too excessive.

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Big Rapids, Michigan

Individuals can perform a Warrant lookup in Mecosta County to check if there is an active warrant for themselves or someone they know. To obtain this information, they need to contact the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office either by phone at (231) 592-0150 or by visiting in person. The Mecosta County Sheriff has a Most Wanted section for individuals who have active warrants. This information can be found by contacting the Sheriff’s Office directly.

Big Rapids, Michigan Information

According to 2020 U.S. Census data, the population of Big Rapids was 7,727. The total area of Big Rapids is 4.56 square miles. The county seat is Mecosta County. The mayor of Big Rapids is Fred Guenther.


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