POLICE DEPARTMENT

Kentwood Police


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Welcome to the website of the Kentwood Police Department in the City of Kentwood, Michigan. The men and women of the Kentwood Police Department continually strive to serve the citizens of Kentwood through a dedication to reducing serious crime, increasing traffic safety, and serving the community with excellence.  We appreciate the opportunity to inform and communicate with you.  Please navigate through this website to learn more about your community and your Kentwood Police Department. If you would like to learn more about our current employment opportunities please visit our police careers page.  

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upcoming events:
KENTWOOD POLICE RECRUITMENT EVENT 
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13, 2022 from 6PM TO 8PM
kentwood justice center - 4742 walma ave se kentwood mi 49512


Come learn about joining our team at our recruitment event Thursday, Oct. 13. The event will take place 6-8 p.m. and include two one-hour sessions at the Police Department, 4742 Walma Ave SE Kentwood, MI 49512.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about KPD’s sponsored police recruit position and other employment opportunities, connect with current officers, tour the department and more.

Individuals who are interested in working for KPD but cannot attend the event can receive more information by contacting Recruitment Officer Ryan Smith at smithr@kentwood.usMore information about this and other KPD positions is also available on our police career page. To find current job openings and apply, please visit kentwood.us/employment.

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drug take back event
saturday, October 29 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
kentwood justice center
4742 walma ave se kentwood, michigan 49512 
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FOIA REQUESTS
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) report requests can be submitted online or via fax (616)-698-6460.
Questions? Call the front desk during normal business hours at 616-698-6580
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ACCIDENT REPORTS
Accident report requests can be obtained online through LexisNexis® BuyCrash  or Michigan State Police  
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FINGERPRINTING
It is strongly recommended that citizens are asked to call the police department main line 616-698-6580 during normal business hours to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.  Applicant fingerprinting is done on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Fingerprints on cards are $15.00 cash or check only, and livescan fingerprints are $58.25 cash or check only. 
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SILENT OBSERVER
Silent Observer of Kent County empowers citizens to stand up and speak out against crime in their community.  The anonymous tip line offers community members a completely safe and anonymous way to report information.  You can submit an anonymous tip by phoneonline, or through an app for iphones and android devices.
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Text Message Surveys
The Kentwood Police Department has launched a new public feedback opportunity to enhance its customer service and community engagement. Beginning Sept. 20, community members who interact with the police department will receive a customer service survey via text message between 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 24 hours following a call for service for a non-life-threatening incident. 
The survey will include three questions asking for a rating between 1-5 and a fourth question inviting a typed comment. There will also be a link at the end to send an email about your experience with department personnel. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.kentwood.us/news_detail_T18_R329.php. We look forward to hearing from our community and continuing to enhance our efforts to serve you with excellence!