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Please click here to contact the Kentwood Police Department with any additional comments/concerns.
How can I obtain a copy of a traffic crash report in Kentwood?
A person involved in a traffic crash may obtain a copy of the crash report at the Kentwood Justice Center, 4742 Walma Avenue SE, Monday through Friday during normal business hours, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.  A $6.00 fee is assessed for the report. 
How can I obtain a copy of my criminal history record or a background check on myself for employment purposes?
You may obtain a copy of your own City of Kentwood arrest record by coming in to the Kentwood Police Department. The fee for this service is $6.00 (cash or check only). Please note that only Kentwood records are checked. You may obtain a copy of your criminal history convictions in the State of Michigan by calling (517)-322-1956

State of Michigan Internet Criminal History Access Tool
How can I get information on sex offenders in my neighborhood?
Public sex offender registry information may be obtained on the Internet by going to http://www.mipsor.state.mi.us/mipsor/default.htm. This web site will allow you to inquire by zip code or a specific name.  Police departments also maintain a printed copy that may be viewed during normal business hours.
How can I get my criminal record expunged?
Expunging a crime conviction from a criminal history is a legal process that requires an attorney to petition the court. You should consult with an attorney to determine if your conviction may be expunged.
How may I get fingerprinted for employment?
We offer fingerprinting cards and livescan fingerprinting for employment. The charge for fingerprint cards is $15.00 cash or check only. For livescan fingerprints, it is $57.00 cash or check only. Please note that we fingerprint Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, during normal busniess hours 9:00am to 4:30pm. If you are in a group of three of more please call ahead to schedule an appointment  (616)-698-6580. For more information on fingerprinting please click here.