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 you.  Please navigate through this website to learn more about your community and your Police Department.  Further information about our department can be found by clicking here


October 7th, 2019: Kentwood Police Chief Thomas Hillen Announces Retirement
September 21st, 2019: Shopping Center Threat 


What: Kentwood Fall Festival & Trunk-or-Treat! 
When: October 19th, 2019
Where:  Kentwood Department of Public Works (5068 Breton Ave SE)

Put on your Halloween costume and come enjoy free family activities at our Fall Festival outside the Kentwood Department of Public Works (5068 Breton Ave. SE) on Saturday, Oct. 19th. There will be hayrides, face painting and a bounce house from 10 a.m. to noon. Families may also participate in Trunk or Treat, stopping from vehicle to vehicle to see how each has been decorated and collect candy from the filled trunks. Children are encouraged to bring their own candy-collection bag for the activity. 

What: Drug Take Back Event 
When: October 26th, 2019
Where:  Kentwood Department Lobby (4742 Walma Ave SE) 

What: Trick-Or-Treat & Hallwoeen Safety
When: October 31st, 2019
Where: City of Kentwood

Trick-or-treat activities are recommended between 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. As residents plan to participate in Halloween activities, the Kentwood Police Department offers the following tips to encourage a safe evening:

  • If you are handing out candy, turn porch lights on at 6 p.m. and off at 8 p.m.
  • Accompany children during trick-or-treat visits.
  • Observe activity in your neighborhood. If you notice something suspicious, call 616.698.6580. If it is an emergency, call 911.
  • Make sure trick-or-treaters are visible by wearing light-colored costumes, headlamps or reflective tape.
  • Keep in mind Kentwood’s curfew ordinance: Unless accompanied by a parent or responsible adult over 21, children who are under 12 years of age must be off the streets by 10 p.m., under 16-years-old by 11 p.m. and under 17-years-old by midnight.

By exercising our responsibilities as parents, guardians and good neighbors, we can help ensure the entire community enjoys a safe and fun Halloween. 

current job opportunities: 

Police Cadet:
The Kentwood Police Department is now accepting applications for Police Cadet.  Eligible candidates must be 18 years of old before November 1st, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until August 31st, 2019.  For more information about the Police Cadet program please click here.  Those interested in applying can do so by clikcing below:


neighbors by ring
We are excited to announce that the Kentwood Police Department has joined the Neighbors app by Ring! Neighbors by Ring is a completely free app that allows community members to stay up to date on local crime and safety incidents by signing up for real-time alerts and sharing anonymous tips directly from their smartphone. Kentwood Police Department has partnered with the Neighbors by Ring app and can now post incident updates, helpful safety tips and requests for investigative information to residents using the app in the various communities we serve.  Simply text ‘kentwoodmi’ to 555888 or click here: https://download.ring.com/kentwood from your smartphone to download Neighbors by Ring for free on iOS/Android . For more information, please click here.

City of Kentwood Crime Mapping