Berkley Wins The Gold For Safety!
For young families looking to settle down in a safe and vibrant community, Berkley takes the gold medal.
This past week, the city was recognized as one of the safest cities in Michigan for 2018 by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, and one of the Top 10 places in the U.S. to raise a family by PennyGeeks.com.
“To be recognized as one of the 10 best communities in the U.S. for new families is a tremendous honor, but for residents it doesn't come as a surprise,” Berkley Mayor Dan Terbrack said. “Berkley has a thriving downtown, a dedicated business community, passionate residents, an award-winning school district, and the best public safety department.”
PennyGeeks.com states that Berkley residents enjoy one of the top school districts in the state, while paying 27% less for housing compared to the national average. As for being named one of the safest municipalities in Michigan, Berkley Public Safety Director Matt Koehn said he takes a lot of pride in the relationships his officers have built up with the residents and community stakeholders.
“Our ranking is a reflection of the entire community,” Chief Koehn said. “We appreciate the public looking out for each other, locking their cars and homes, always being aware of their surroundings, and reporting suspicious behavior. In addition, we work very closely with our partners in local, county, state and federal law enforcement, as well as other city departments and the Berkley School District. I am very proud of the men and women of this department, but safety is truly a team effort."
To learn more about Berkley visit www.berkleymich.org.