Kentwood Police

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 our community.  Please feel free to navigate through this website to learn more about crime, safety and your Kentwood Police Department. View the 2022 Kentwood Police Department Annual report by clicking here.

The Kentwood Police Department's front desk business hours are Monday - Friday 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 weekends.  If you require police service during those times, 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.  For any additional questions regarding services please submit a form online or contact the front desk at 616-698-6580.  Law enforcement partners please submit your detailed requests to kpdrecords@kentwood.us


The Kentwood Police Department is currently accepting applications for police officers.  Candidates should be MCOLES licensed or currently employed as a law enforcement officer with all required MCOLES licensing. Out of state transfers are also encouraged to apply and must be eligible to complete the MCOLES Recognition of Prior Training and Experience Program.  

upcoming events:

Recruitment Event 
Wednesday October 11, 2023 
Session 1: 6-8PM   |  Session 2: 7-8 PM 
Kentwood Police Department 
4742 Walma Ave SE Kentwood, Michigan
Come join us at the Kentwood Police Department on October 11th, 2023 to network with officers, tour the department and learn more about our Sponsored Police Recruit position. Informational sessions will take place from 6-7 PM and 7-8 PM.  Refreshments will be provided.

Drug Take Back Event 
Saturday October 28, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Kentwood Police Department
4742 Walma Ave SE Kentwood, Michigan
On Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Kentwood Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Kentwood Police Department at 4742 Walma Ave SE Kentwood, MI 49512.  (The department cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the Drug Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com or Vicki Highland at highlandv@kentwood.us or 616-656-6571.

October 21, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Kentwood Public Works
5068 Breton Ave SE Kentwood, Michigan 
Join us for some free family fun at our annual trunk or treat.  Kids can collect candy and explore the decorated trunks of 25-plus City and community vehicles.  More information online at kentwood.us/TrunkorTreat

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 LexisNexis® BuyCrash  or Michigan State Police  


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. Please note: fingerprint cards are $15.00 cash or check only. Live scan fingerprints are $58.25 cash or check only. 


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.