Local sheriff to provide community update at breakfast event

Contact: Alyssa Benson
Photo of Richard Fuller.


KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The sheriff of Kalamazoo County will be the next speaker in the Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series hosted by Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business.

Richard Fuller will give a presentation titled "Together We Can" at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in 2150 Schneider Hall.

The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (269) 387-6059 or at wmich.edu/business/mercantile-rsvp. Free parking is available in Fetzer Center Lot 72F.

Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office

Founded in 1830, the mission of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office is to protect the lives and property of Kalamazoo County citizens by enforcing state laws and local ordinances, investigating crimes, and detaining prisoners remanded to the county jail. The office patrols more than 500 square miles and is the primary law enforcement agency for more than 100,000 county residents, making it the largest service agency in the area.


A 20-year veteran of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office, Fuller has served as sheriff since 2009. Prior to serving as sheriff, he held a number of positions including sergeant of the jail division.

An active member of the Kalamazoo community, Fuller serves on the Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program and Prevention Works boards, among other local commitments. He was the 2013 recipient of the Crime Fighter Award from the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids organization.

Fuller holds a bachelor's degree in organizational management from Spring Arbor University as well as an associate degree in law enforcement from Kellogg Community College.

Upcoming presentations

  • March 31: Belinda Tate, executive director, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
  • April 28: Bobby Hopewell, mayor, city of Kalamazoo

Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series

The Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series provides an opportunity for the local community to hear top business leaders and WMU faculty, alumni and friends of the Haworth College of Business discuss current topics of interest.

For more information or to register, contact the Haworth College of Business at (269) 387-6059 or at wmich.edu/business/mercantile-rsvp.

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