General Information

Kentwood Police

general information
The City of Kentwood is located in the southwest corner of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Kentwood is a growing, diverse City best known for its cultural amenities, business and industry sectors, in-demand real estate market, and highly-ranked schools.  The population of Kentwood has continued to grow over the past decade, demonstrating an overall 10% increase from data recorded in the 2010 census.  The current estimated population is calculated at roughly 51,800.   Geographically, the City of Kentwood stretches just over 20 square miles.  Within the City, there are 12 parks, various trail systems, and 22 schools.  

The Kentwood Police Department is comprised of approximately 70 sworn officers. The Patrol Division operates with approximately 35 officers. These officers are responsible for the initial response to routine and emergency calls that occur in the City of Kentwood 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  In addition, there are six sergeants who provide leadership, supervision and training for all sworn officers.

As a Department, we work everyday to accomplish our mission by engaging with local community groups, schools, churches, and business leaders to make Kentwood a great place to live, visit and work.  Events, such as National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck, and Trunk-or-Treat, are just a few of the activities that the Kentwood Police Department engages in to stay connected in our community.   In addition, we continually strive to represent the community in which we serve. Programs such as the Kentwood Police Department Youth Academy, Toys for Tots, and ARCH allow our officers to connect with our youth and invest in the future. Continually, the Kentwood Police Department strives to deliver professional police services and address community concerns as they develop.

The Kentwood Police Department's front desk business hour are weekdays from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The Justice Center's entrance is locked between 5:00 PM and 8:00 AM on weekdays and also on the weekends.  If you need police service, please use the pay phone at the main entrance to call the dispatch office.  A toll-free 800 number is posted above the phone for use in non-emergency situations.  An officer will be dispatched to the office to assist you.  For emergency assistance, you may dial 9-1-1 from any pay phone without cost.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) report requests can be submitted online or via fax (616)-698-6460.

Accident report requests can be obtained online through  or MSP’s website: 

For any additional questions regarding services please submit a form online or contact the front desk at 616-698-6580.


The Kentwood Police Department is currently seeking qualified applicants for the positions of Police Officer, Police Cadet, and Sponsored Police Recruit.  Please visit to learn more about these positions and to submit an application. If you have any questions regarding these positions or the application process please contact our recruitment team at 616-656-6685 or by email at

4742 Walma Ave SE
Kentwood, Michigan 49512
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:30pm
(616) 698-6580