Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

General Information

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) REQUESTS:

Please review the following documents regarding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA):

Requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) may be done in the following ways:

In person:
In person at the Kentwood Police Department located at 4742 Walma Ave SE Kentwood, Michigan 49512 during the business hours of 9:00am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

By Fax:
Print out the FOIA Request Form, and fax to: (616)-698-6460 

By Mail:
Print out the FOIA Request Form and mail the form to:
Kentwood Police Department
4742 Walma Ave SE
Kentwood Michigan 49512
Attn: Records Bureau

Fill out the Freedom of Information Act Request Form at the bottom of this page and click submit.

Please note that any requests submitted electronically or in person will be considered "received" the next business day.

When making a request for a police report, please be as thorough as possible to ensure that your request is processed in a timely manner.  The more complete and accurate your request is, the better we can serve you. Your FOIA request will be completed within five (5) business days of receipt.  If we cannot complete your request within that time frame, you will receive a notice of extension in which we will have up to another ten (10) business days to complete your request.

Any report released from the Kentwood Police Department will have the following items redacted:
- Social Security Number
- Street address and apartment numbers
- Middle names
- Dates of birth
- All Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) information
- Drivers license numbers

- Phone numbers
- Juvenile information
- Non-public information

Traffic crash reports can be purchased online through the Traffic Crash Reporting System by clicking here

The fees for research, redaction, duplication and mailing are based on actual cost.  Redaction time is charged at a rate of $31.35 per hour, rounded down to the nearest 15 minute period.  All documents are printed double-sided unless specifically requested otherwise.  Any documents requested for "review only" are subject to all costs incurred to produce a redacted document.  If you would like a complete list of our FOIA fees please contact the Kentwood Police Department at (616)-698-6580.

non-law enforcement related requests:
Please note, all non-law enforcement requests should be directed to the clerks office.  You can visit their webpage by clicking here, or they can be contacted by phone at 616-554-0730 or by email at Thank you!