Frequently Asked Questions

Court (62-B District)

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of programming can probationers expect?

Each probationer will receive individual programming depending on their charges and circumstances. The probation department uses programs such as:

  • Alcohol Highway Safety Education (AHSE)
  • Alcoholic Anonymous
  • Anger Management Education
  • Community Service
  • Domestic Violence Education
  • Impulse Control Group
  • Marijuana Awareness Education
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Relapse Prevention Group
  • Substance Abuse Groups
  • Theft Awareness Education Class
  • Victim Impact Panel
  • Other various services that may be suitable.
What types of aids does the probation officers use in supervising probationers?
Probation officers use a variety of methods depending on the charge and circumstances of the probationer. The Kentwood probation department does make use of electronic tethers, alcohol and drug screening, vehicle immobilization, and language line to translate for non-English speaking clients.
Does the probation department perform alcohol and drug testing on probationers?
Yes. The Kentwood Probation Department provides onsite testing to its probationers and other probationers referred for testing by other courts.
How much does alcohol and drug testing cost a probationer?

For a probationer the cost is included in their fines and cost.

For someone testing for pre-trial services, those will get allocated if/when the defendant is sentenced.

For someone from a different court, the prices are as follows:

Test Cost
PBT* $5
EtG (UA) $15
12 panel (UA) $35
12 panel + ETG  $40

*If testing is required everyday of the week, this will be $20.00 per week

Our 6 panel tests for Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepine, Buprenorphine, Cocaine, Ecstasy, Methadone, Methamphetamine, Morphine,Oxycodone, Phencyclidine, and THC. Payment must be made before the test is complete. Acceptable payments are cash or debit/credit card and individuals must show a valid ID.

These tests are instant result and do not get sent to a lab for confirmation.

Drug testing stops a half hour before the court closes. 

What are the hours for alcohol or drug testing?
The Kentwood Probation Department conducts alcohol and drug tests Monday through Friday. Testing is performed Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30-11:30 a.m. 
Do I have make an appointment for alcohol or drug testing?
No. Walk-ins are taken on a first come first serve basis. All charges must be paid at the time of service. Note to probationers from other courts: You must present a valid ID in addition to the fee before being tested. Drug testing closes a half hour before the court closes each day. 
What are the office hours of the Probation Department?
The Kentwood probation office is open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays and 7:30 a.m.-noon Fridays.

Drug testing closes a half hour before the court closes.
Probation Revocation Slideshow
This slideshow is played at a probation revocation hearing.