December 23rd, 2016
Grand Rapids has been recognized as one of the country’s best places to raise a family and a top spot for fun and recreation—plus it consistently makes our list of safest cities in Michigan. But with at least 15 colleges and universities and over 30,000 students, this safe college town is about more than fun and games. It’s not uncommon to find Grand Rapids police officers engaging with citizens in their neighborhoods, on the soccer field, or even as a birthday party surprise. On campus at area colleges like Grand Rapids Community College, campus police provide a number of services including personal escorts, disabled vehicle assistance, and emergency call boxes.