Even before Ferguson, Missouri was thrust into the spotlight nationally over perceived racial profiling among its police force - a perception apparently now confirmed by the Department of Justice - the chief of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety began to look into perceived profiling in his department.

His approach - one of interaction and inclusion - caught the attention of the national media, namely AlJazeera America.

We approached Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker about the issue, and he told us not only is he familiar with the report, but he is working with Chief Jeff Hadley and the KDPS to potentially implement a similar approach in Battle Creek.

"To his (Hadley's) credit, they've taken the lead on this issue, even before Ferguson," Blocker told The Richard Piet Show on WBCK. "I think it's been a revelation to him personally and professionally."

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