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Dowagiac, Michigan Police Station Crime Information

There were 74 registered sex offenders living in Dowagiac as of December, 2023. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dowagiac is 79 to 1. The 2020 crime rate in Dowagiac was 386, which was 1.5 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 93.2% U.S. cities. The crime rate in Dowagiac fell by 8% from 2019 to 2020. In the last 5 years, Dowagiac has seen an increase in violent crime and property crime.

Dowagiac crime rates are 4,400 per 100k, which is 120% higher than Michigan
Property Crime
3,613 crimes per 100k

Violent Crime
787 crimes per 100k

The Dowagiac Police Department currently employs fourteen sworn officers, one administrative assistant, and three crossing guards. Eight officers are assigned to the patrol division and each works a 12 hour shift. There are two part time officers and two reserve officers who fill voids in the work schedule. There are always two patrol officers on duty 24/7. There are also two detectives assigned to the Drug Enforcement Team, and two K9’s.

According to the 2021 Dowagiac Annual Police Report, The Police Department saw a 19% increase in calls and the Fire Department saw a 56% increase in the number of structure fires responded to. There was 1 murder, 25 sexual offenses, and 3 robberies in Dowagiac in 2021.

Director of Public Safety: Steven L. Grinnewald

Dowagiac Police Department Address:
103 Park Pl
Dowagiac, MI 49047

Country: United States
Address 1: 103 Park Pl
City: Dowagiac
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49047-1766
County: Cass County
Phone #: 269-782-9743
Fax #: 269-782-3210
Type: Police Departments

Mugshot Record Request in Dowagiac, Michigan

The Dowagiac Police Department provides an FOIA form for individuals who wish to request access to public records. Those completing the form must provide their name, address, and contact information. Detailed information must be provided about the incident so the City can locate the record. Fees for the request depend upon the amount for labor costs, materials, cost to mail the record, and cost of duplication/publication. Requests can be submitted in-person, through the mail, fax, or emailed. The Dowagiac Police Department will issue a response within 5 business days. The FOIA coordinator will either grant, partially deny (some parts redacted), or completely deny the request. If denied, the FOIA coordinator will provide an explanation for the denial. The requester then has the option to appeal the denial.

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Dowagiac, Michigan

The Cass County Sheriff operates a Most Wanted list and tracks open warrants in the county. Any individual seeking information about most wanted fugitives or warrants should contact the Sheriff’s Department directly at:

Phone: 269-445-8644
Cass County Sheriff’s Office Address:
321 M-62
Cassopolis, MI 49031

Dowagiac, Michigan Information

According to 2020 U.S. Census data, the population of Dowagiac was 5,721. The total area of Dowagiac is 4.53 square miles. The county seat is Cass County. The mayor of Dowagiac is Donald Lyons.

Phone: 269-782-5698

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