TOGETHER, WE ARE MAKING OUR COMMUNITY A SAFER, MORE CARING PLACE TO LIVE
The Community Services Bureau is a multi-faceted unit responsible for maintaining a high quality of life for the community, providing valuable services and ensuring safety. As part of the Professional Standards Division, the Community Services Bureau handles the social/community side of policing. Community officers in this unit are assigned a specific geographical area of the City and work with community groups and businesses to address needs and concerns that may arise. Officers also attend Neighborhood Watch meetings to provide crime and safety information and strengthen community relations. The Kentwood Police Department prides itself on serving the community with excellence and, throughout the years, has developed and nurtured strong relationships with citizens, local businesses, and civic groups. The Kentwood Police Department is an extension of the Kentwood citizens’ desire for a safe and lawful community. Our involvement in events and organizations outside of the normal “law enforcement” role help us to better serve this community. Our presence at neighborhood block parties, school events, and area business meetings help us to stay connected to our community and serve them to the best of our ability.
Trunk or Treat: Saturday, October 23:
Masked goblins, ghosts, witches, vampires and the likes are invited to join our Trunk or Treat event Saturday, Oct. 23. The free event will take place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at our Public Works facility, 5068 Breton Ave. SE. More details about this year’s activities will be shared closer to the event date. Businesses and groups that wish to participate may register for a trunk online or call 616.656.5317. Stay tuned for updates on our website at kentwood.us/TrunkOrTreat.Kentwood Drug Take Back: Saturday, October 23
The Kentwood Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration are partnering to host another Drug Take-Back Day. Residents are encouraged to drop off any unwanted or expired pills or patches at the Kentwood Police Department, 4742 Walma Ave. SE, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Please note: Liquids, needles and sharp objects are not accepted.
trick-or-treat hours and halloween safety tips:
Trick-or-treat activities are recommended 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. As residents plan their Halloween activities, the Kentwood Police Department offers the following tips to encourage a safe evening:
- If you hand out candy, turn on your porch light at 6 p.m. and off at 8 p.m.
- Accompany children during trick-or-treat visits.
- Make sure trick-or-treaters wear a light-colored costume, headlamp or reflective tape so they are visible to drivers and other trick-or-treaters.
- Keep in mind Kentwood’s curfew ordinance: Unless accompanied by a parent or responsible adult, children who are younger than 12 must not be in any public place after 10 p.m., younger than 16 after 11 p.m. and younger than 17 after midnight.
If you are attending a holiday celebration, consider what steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19. Public health officials recommend wearing a face covering when in:
- Indoor public places if you are 2 or older and not fully vaccinated.
- Crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.