Training

Professional Standards Division

Training Division
Training Division

Due to the complexity of the profession, police officers must constantly attend training to refresh themselves on current best practices in law enforcement and updated law changes.  They need to practice their physical skills to maintain proficiency and improve their decision making skills.  These areas include firearms, subject control, precision driving, and police tactics.  Officers who have specialized assignments must also receive training for those positions.  These range from interview and interrogation, death investigations, crimes against children, and internal affairs investigations to Basic SWAT training, leadership development, surveillance training, and crisis intervention.  In 2018, the Staff Services Bureau oversaw almost 7,000 hours of training for the Kentwood Police Department personnel. 

81ST MICHIGAN PISTOL MATCH - SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2018
81ST MICHIGAN PISTOL MATCH
81ST MICHIGAN PISTOL MATCH
81ST MICHIGAN PISTOL SHOOT 81ST MICHIGAN PISTOL MATCH
OVERALL TOP FEMALE:
SGT. DALZIEL
CLASS WINNER:
SGT. LEONARD
 CLASS B 1ST PLACE:
SGT. LEONARD, SGT. DALZIEL,
SGT. LEACH, OFC. WILLSHIRE 
 CLASS B 3RD PLACE: 
DET. CLINE, DET. SEGARD,
OFC. MENDEZ, OFC. HUNDEY


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phone: (616) 656-6685
email: SMITHR@KENTWOOD.US