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