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Department of Emergency Management

Captain Rockey Adams
2100 E. Empire Ave.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Phone:  (269) 983-7141 ext. 4916
Email:  Captain Adams
Email:  Sgt. Ron Bush 
Email:  Deputy Dave Albers
Email:  EM Tech Gayle Bassett

Emergency Management in Berrien County is a comprehensive approach involving a range of public and private agencies including local police, fire and EMS agencies, the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the National Weather Service. Other agencies involved with emergency management include the American Red Cross, local and state health departments, educators and amateur radio operators.

Emergency preparedness is the responsibility of every citizen. Therefore, county residents and businesses should develop a basic plan to help ensure their safety during these situations.

Berrien County Emergency Preparedness Guide 
Click above to open your copy!

The NWS of Northern Indiana and the Berrien County Dept. of Emergency Management are hosting Spotter Training! The training will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Andrew's University - Chan Shun Hall at 6:00 p.m. Andrew's University is located at 8975 US Highway 31, Berrien Springs, MI 49104.

Registration is available on-line through Eventzilla You may also call 269-983-7141, x4915 or 574-834-1104, x726 if you don't want to register online. The NWS recommends completing MetEd Online Spotter Training prior to attending this session at Andrew's University. Completion of the online course will help give you a little better understanding of what you will hear at the Spotter Training. You may get to this training by clicking here at MetEd.

Trained Storm Spotters help the community to be better prepared for severe weather and help deliver accurate warning information.

The MDCH is reminding those that live or work within 10 miles of a nuclear power plant and who have free potassium iodide (KI) for their emergency stockpiles to check the expiration date on their KI boxes.  Much of the KI that has been dispensed in the past few years expired in October, 2014.  Replacement KI is available for no cost at Meijer Pharmacies.  MDCH mailed information to those with KI with the October expiration and included a voucher to be completed and taken to Meijer Pharmacy.  Vouchers and a list of participating pharmacies are also posted at  ONLY TAKE KI at the instruction of officials in the event of a plant emergency.  You may also call 517-335-8350 for more information.

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919 Port Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 983-7141
BCSD Niles Substation
1205 N. Front Street
Niles, MI 49120
(269) 684-5274
BCSD Watervliet Twp Substation
4959 M 140
Watervliet, MI 49098
(269) 463-5495
Deputies may be on patrol
Four Winds Substation
19279 Kinst Road
New Buffalo, MI 49117
(269) 756-9571 ext. 7603
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