(Community Matters 14) Meet BCPD Interim Chief Shannon Bagley

First Aired January 14, 2023

With the announcement that Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker will retire in early 2023, Deputy Chief Shannon Bagley has been tapped as interim chief. Bagley discusses his law enforcement career and priorities for the BCPD in this episode.

Episode Resources

Listen: (Community Matters 7) BC Police Chief Speaks Frankly About Effects of Mental Health on Policing

Listen: (Community Matters 12) Sheriff…Discusses Mental Health Effects on the Jail

BC Enquirer: Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker to Retire; Interim Named

BCPD website


Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8-8:30 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

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