HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - Top officials of the Holland Department of Public Safety on Monday discussed details of their annual report, released earlier this month, which indicated a three-year decline in overall police activity ended. Major crimes were up nine percent to over 31 hundred; minor offenses fell by five percent to 28-hundred-46; crashes rose three percent to 14-hundred-35; and overall calls for police service increased eight percent to nearly 15 thousand. Detective cases and juvenile cases were also higher.
Initial comments from Chief Matt Messer, along with Captains Jack Dykstra and Bob Buursma, can be viewed here. The audio from the entire press briefing at Holland Public Safety Headquarters is at: http://whtc.com/podcasts/whtc-news/reviewing-numbers-holland-public-safety-mar-18/