Collaborative Partnerships

The Dowagiac Police Department also partners with other law enforcement agencies within Cass County on several projects to keep the community safe.  The department has three detectives assigned to the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team, or CCDET.  CCDET is a street level narcotics enforcement team that is made up of officers from the Dowagiac Police Department and Cass County Sheriffs Office.  These officers work together to rid the streets of drugs and drug dealers who threaten the safety and security of our community by their actions.

The Dowagiac Police Department has three officers that are assigned to the Cass County Warant Service Team.  This team is made up of officers from the Dowagiac Police Department and the Cass County Sheriffs Office.  The warrant service team is a tactical team that is called into action to serve search and arrest warrants throughout Cass County.

Collaborative partnerships with the following organizations are crucial to the day to day safety efforts as well as emergency preparedness organization and planning for potential large scale emergency events.

  • Cass County Emergency Management Office
  • Cass County HAM Radio Operators
  • Cass County CERT Program
  • Cass County COA
  • Dowagiac Union Schools
  • Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital
  • Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce
  • Dowagiac Housing Commission

The City of Dowagiac and Cass County enjoy a history of exemplary collaboration to create a network of resources for community safety, security, and enhanced quality of life issues.