office of oversight and public accountability

Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 25

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-25-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids’ police oversight department gives update on draft strategic plan, improved policing report Grand Rapids' year-old Office of Oversight and Public Accountability (OPA) gave an update to city commissioners on Tuesday, which...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 11

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-11-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department releases draft strategic plan to improve policing Grand Rapids Police Department's (GRPD) Chief Eric Payne released a draft of the department's three-year strategic plan on Friday, which aims to improve police-...

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City Connection returns with special guest Brand Davis, director of city's Office of Oversight and Public Accountability

by (GRTV)

Submitted 08-03-2020 under NEWS

In the first mid-pandemic episode of City Connection, the long running community conversation television show hosted by the mayors of Grand Rapids, returns to GRTV and online streaming. This month Mayor Bliss and co-host Linda Gellasch of Community...

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Community updates: Monday, July 27

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools starting school year online-only for first nine weeks Grand Rapids Public Schools’ (GRPS) Superintendent, Leadriane Roby, announced on Monday that the school district plans to start the 2020-21 school year online-...

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Community updates: Friday, July 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-24-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids hospitals, agencies open free clinic to serve people experiencing homelessness Six local organizations have joined together to provide free medical services for individuals experiencing homelessness in the Grand Rapids area. Called the...

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-22-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports slight decline in Kent County’s COVID-19 case growth Kent County’s rate of new COVID-19 cases has decreased slightly over the last week, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) reported on Wednesday...

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-08-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department explains Kent County’s resurgence in new COVID-19 cases With Kent County’s new COVID-19 cases now averaging around 50 per day, that’s about twice as many as two weeks ago, the Kent County Health...

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Community updates: Saturday, June 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-13-2020 under NEWS

Salons, barbershops, and overnight summer camps reopening statewide on Monday West Michiganders due for a haircut are in luck. Starting Monday, salons and barbershops will reopen statewide, along with other personal care services and overnight...

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 10

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-10-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders announce operational changes to improve policing City of Grand Rapids leaders announced on Wednesday a series of operational changes to improve police-community relations. The changes come in response to continuing unrest over...

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