1965 : First African American To Head Municipal Police Department in Michigan

August 16, 2018 all-day

On August 16, 1965m George Grady was named chief of police in Dowagiac. He was the first African American to head a municipal police department in Michigan. Grady directed the nineteen-member force until 1974 when a heart condition forced him to resign.

Sources :

Mich-Again’s Day.

Michigan History, July/August 2011.

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