OFFICE OF THE Chief
The men and women of the Kentwood Police Department take great pride in serving their community with excellence. As you navigate through this website, you will get a glimpse of the many different tasks and accomplishments of the Police Department.
CHIEF OF POLICE
THOMAS G. HILLEN
2018 YEAR AT A GLANCE
|This has been an exciting year for the Police Department. I continued to be impressed with the outstanding work the men and women of the Kentwood Police Department have accomplished. D.D.A.C.T.S. (Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety) continues to be our operational model and has been key to the property crime reduction the City has experienced. That doesn’t happen by accident and the key to that success has been the devotion of officers working assignments in our target areas. Every six months, each Division in the Department develops their own set of goals to help in the crime reduction effort. In addition to that, our community outreach through new initiatives like our Facebook video series, “If you see something say something”, and our “Footloose” lip sync video have received outstanding reviews from the community. We will continue to explore new innovative ways and ideas to reach and improve the community we serve.
This year, the Police Department celebrated its 50th year as a law enforcement agency. We started the year by redesigning our patch on our uniform to better represent who we as a Department. We are proud of our years of dedicated service and our excited about what the future brings. We also implemented an anniversary commemorative badge that officers could wear during the year. The celebration was capped off by a presentation from the Detroit Tigers acknowledging our 50 years of service to the community.
We were, once again, blessed this year by the many acts of kindness by our community. From the various groups that held appreciation lunches and treats, to the support groups that offered banners and personal notes, our community has embraced the officers who serve them. We are part of an amazing diverse city. I am fortunate to have such a dedicated staff, including officers, civilian support team and community volunteers. They are the backbone of the organization and are committed to excellence.