TKPD Patrol Division
The Road Patrol is easily the most visible division within the department,
as it encompasses all uniform officers that patrol the streets of Kalamazoo
Township. It consists of 21 officers who enforce traffic laws, deter
criminal activity, and respond to police service calls.
Officers are scheduled to either 8 or 10-hour shifts and supply 24-hour
police coverage. Each of the four shifts; mid-nights, days, and 2 afternoon
shifts are supervised by a shift sergeant.
Lieutenant Bryan Ergang
Lt. Ergang began his law enforcement career at TKPD in 1995. After
serving as a Patrol Officer for 8 years, he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant
in 2003. In addition to his Road Patrol shift, he supervised the Community
Policing Unit as well as the TKPD Dispatchers before being promoted to
Patrol Lieutenant in 2008. Within the department, Lt. Ergang has also
served as a Defensive Tactics instructor and a Field Training Officer (FTO).
Lt. Ergang has earned an Associate’s Degree from Grand Rapids
Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree from Siena Heights College, and
is currently earning his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from
Western Michigan University.
Sgt. White came to TKPD in 1996 and brought with him 8 years of prior law
enforcement experience within the Lansing Police Department and as a Narcotics
Officer with Van Buren County. He has served the Township as a Community
Policing Officer, as a SWET Narcotics Officer, as a Field Training Officer (FTO),
and he is currently a Tactical Firearms Instructor. Sgt. White was promoted to
Patrol Sgt. in 2008.
Sgt. White has earned an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement from Kalamazoo
Valley Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from
Siena Heights College, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Degree with an
emphasis on Organizational Leadership from Grand Valley State University. He has
taught as either an Instructor or an Adjunct Professor at Kalamazoo Valley,
Kellogg, and Grand Rapids Community Colleges.
Sgt. Smith came to TKPD in 2003 with a year of law enforcement experience.
Before his promotion to Patrol Sergeant in 2010, Sgt. D. Smith served within
TKPD's Community Policing Unit, as a SWET Narcotics Officer, and as a Field
Training Officer (FTO).
Sgt. D. Smith earned a Criminal Justice Associates Degree from Kalamazoo Valley
Community College and a Bachelor's Degree from Western Michigan University
for Criminal Justice.
Sgt. Jackson began his law enforcement career with TKPD in 2000 and he was
promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2012. Sgt. Jackson has served as an officer within
TKPD's community policing unit, as a SWET Narcotics Officer, and as a Field
Training Officer (FTO). He is currently an instructor for Defensive Tactics, Taser,
as well as Radar/Lidar.
Sgt. Jackson earned a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration from
Sgt. Ricky was hired by TKPD in 1987 with 2 years prior Military Police (U.S.
Army) experience. He was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 1996. Sgt. Ricky has
served the department with a significant portion of his career as a detective,
including within both SWET and KVET narcotics teams, SCAR (stolen autos), and
as a KTPD Criminal Investigations Unit Detective and Detective Sgt.
Sgt. Ricky has earned a Bachelor's Degree from Western Michigan University and
has graduated from both School of Police Staff and Command as well as the FBI