Young black bear found in Grand Rapids | News – WNEM Saginaw

Young black bear found in Grand Rapids | News - WNEM Saginaw
Grand Rapids wants to increase female police officers
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The May 18 information session is a first by the Grand Rapids department, which has 44 female officers. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is aimed at women who have an interest in law enforcement. Registration is required.

This video was taken early this morning of a curious docile bear that wandered into the city and climbed up a tree. It was first spotted around 9:30 pm in the Indian Trails Golf Course and then through the Woodlawn Cemetery. He then re-emerged around 1:30 this morning in a tree in the 1600 block of Horton St SE. We will be standing by with the Yogi until DNR arrives to give him a safe ride back to the wild.

Female officers, supervisors and command staff will discuss their backgrounds and what life is like as a Grand Rapids officer. Women comprise 14% of officers in the western Michigan department.

The bear was first seen at Indian Trails Golf Course, 2776 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, on the evening of Saturday, May 11. It reappeared in the early morning on Sunday, May 12, in a neighborhood tree in the 1600 block of Horton Street SE, according to Grand Rapids police.

Young black bear found in Grand Rapids | News

The GRPD says it's "committed to attracting qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the community."


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