Kentwood Police Department to Host Recruitment Event Feb. 28

Kentwood Police Department to Host Recruitment Event Feb. 28

The Kentwood Police Department is inviting community members to learn more about a career in law enforcement at its recruitment event Wednesday, Feb. 28.

The event will take place 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Kentwood Police Department, 4742 Walma Ave. SE. It will kick off with an informational session, followed by tours, networking and more. Refreshments will be provided.

“We have a dynamic team dedicated to serving the Kentwood community with excellence,” Police Chief Bryan Litwin said. “Through this event, we’re looking to connect with more individuals who are interested in joining the unique, service-driven culture at KPD.”

The event will provide information about a variety of employment opportunities at KPD, with a special focus on the sponsored police recruit position. Individuals selected for this unique role will receive a full scholarship to attend the Grand Valley State University Police Academy or another approved police training program this fall. No prior law enforcement experience is required to apply for this position.

Throughout the academy, sponsored recruits receive competitive pay, comprehensive health insurance, life insurance, a 12% employer contribution to retirement, continuing education and training in addition to the academy sponsorship. Individuals who successfully complete the academy and other required certifications and training will then be sworn in as patrol officers.

No registration is required for the recruitment event and no prior law enforcement experience is necessary to attend. Individuals who are interested in learning more about a career with KPD but cannot attend the event should contact Recruitment Officer Ryan Smith at or 616.656.6685.

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