Positive campaign for police starts in West Michigan

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- A Kalamazoo company has teamed with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety to launch a national campaign hoping to highlight positive interactions between police officers and their communities. On Monday, Rhino Media announced the creation of "The Good Cop" web site, where people can share their good interactions with police officers and nominate officers to be honored every month.

Rhino Media asked the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety to work with it to launch The Good Cop. Rhino has created a web site and media platform with a Facebook page and on Twitter with the hashtag #GoodCop.

It's no secret police are not always the most well-liked public servants, especially with the rising era of social media. The Good Cop Facebook page shows officers doing positive things every day.

"We talk a lot at Rhino actually about the plague of what we coin 'the Internet mob:' that mentality that takes something and blows it way out of context," said Rhino Media project manager Jeremy Angeletti. "You can take some of these isolated events and it gets blown out of context on social media for the next three or four weeks. All the while, overwhelmingly the interactions of police and citizens in the country are positive."

The social media buzz features a video with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, which has amassed thousands of views and gained national attention.

"We don’t want to not acknowledge that we are human beings, we're susceptible to mistakes, and we need though to continue though to continually build and solidify our relationships with the citizens we serve," said KDPS Officer Jim Mallery. "We looked at this as an outstanding opportunity to collaborate with a local business in downtown Kalamazoo and to help not only our relationship with our immediate local communty, but also we recognize the benefit to professional policing nationally."

If you want more information, click here for The Good Cop Facebook page or click here to go to the website.

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  • Goerge

    The people of west Michigan have and always will support our police, thats not the real issue, is it?
    The real issue is the anti-police movement fostered by the black lives matter movement, Obama, holder and sharpton. then the left wing media.
    Did you know the DNC voted on a resolution to support the anti-cop BLM movement?
    A leader who called for anti-cop violence now teaches a class at Yale, he has no degree, only racist hate.
    Would fox like to hire me? I know more truth, speak more truth and don’t care if the truth offends any special snowflake liberals.

      • CommomSense

        Its about time the Police and Firefighters get the respect that they deserve. The media, the current Commander in the Whitehouse, jesse, al and common thugs in the street have worked long and hard to give those who do their jobs a bad rap. As in everything else a few bad apples do not apply to the majority. Blue and Red Lives Matter!

  • Goerge

    Its real simple. when a cop pulls you over-stop. Say “yes sir” , “no sir”, keep your trap shut and do as your told, and guess what, you wont get in more trouble or worse.
    show some damn respect for the rest of us and police and you go home without extra holes.
    basic shit any 10 year old kid should know.

  • Bruce

    Police can and should act less bullish , with that said we need beefed up patrols/presence in the inner cities. Too many thugs who need prison or shipped off to another continent