Community Events

The department is based on community involvement and welcomes the chance to work with the people of Dowagiac.  2019 was our debut for National Night Out and we look forward to hosting many more.  Officer Prins and Officer Lewis (pictured below) challenged the community to "Git Up" and showcased their moves along with several community members.

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2021 National Night Out the Dowagiac Police Department introduced the newest "Rookie K9" to the community. K9 Cash-he is a 2-year old Belgian Malinois that has started his career with Dowagiac Police Department. K9 Cash will work alongside "Senior" K9 Tole as he is being trained in Narcotics Detection, Tracking, Article and Building Searches and handler protection.  K9 Cash is pictured below with his handler-Sgt. Kevin Roman.

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Highlighted below are some more of the events that the Dowagiac Police Department either hosts or participates in:

  • Public Safety Display at Summer In The City Event     
  • Cass County Safe Kids Car Seat Event
  • Coffee with a Cop
  • Camp 911 Safe Kids Day
  • CSI Academy
  • Special Events Planning
  • Smores Booth at Ice Time Festival
  • Kids Easter Eggstravaganza
  • Halloween Trunk or Treat
  • Shop With A Cop
  • Under the Harvest Moon
  • MLK Walk/Celebration
  • DUHS Homecoming Parade
  • DUHS Career Day
  • Christmas Parade
  • Veterans Freedom Ride
  • 4th of July Fireworks
  • SMC Steve's Run
SMCSMC Campus Bash student is wearing the Fatal Vision Goggles or "drunk glasses" 


The Black Family Celebration brought the community together and invited our department to do finger printing and
allow the kids to learn about police and fire equipment.  This JR Chieftain is in HOT PURSUIT of popsicles.  


2019 Battle of the Badges Blood Drive teamed up with the American Red Cross and broke the record for the most blood collected in Dowagiac at a single drive. 
A total of 60 units was collected amounting to 180 LIVES SAVED.

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2020 Battle of the Badges was honored to have our 2020 Miss Dowagiac Lynsie Stolpes, 1st Runner-Up Jenna Davis and 2020 Miss Cassopolis Kaitlyn Hartsell as Volunteers-pictured with Firefighter Britney Peet and Charles Whorton  as he  celebrates his 131st Blood Donation.
A total of 49 units was collected amounting  to 147 LIVES SAVED.