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Welcome to the website of the Kentwood Police Department in the City of Kentwood, Michigan. The men and women of the Kentwood Police Department continually strive to serve the citizens of Kentwood through a dedication to reducing serious crime, increasing traffic safety, and serving the community with excellence.  We appreciate the opportunity to inform and communicate with you.  Please navigate through this website to learn more about your community and your Kentwood Police Department. If you would like to learn more about our current employment opportunities please visit our police careers page

The Kentwood Police Department front lobby has returned to normal operations.  We still strongly encouraged all those who wish to enter the Police Department to make an appointment.  Citizens are asked to call the police department main line 616-698-6580 during normal business hours to schedule an appointment. 

City of Kentwood promotes Stephanie Morningstar to deputy police chief 
City of Kentwood promotes Bryan Litwin to police chief 

employment opportunieis:
The Kentwood Police Department is actively hiring for the position of Police Cadet, Sponsored Police Recruit and Police Officer.
To view all current job openings with the City of Kentwood please visit www.kentwood.us/employment


Sec. 66-61. - Parking prohibited during hours that could impair or impede snow removal 

From November 15—March 15 of each year and after the effective date of the ordinance from which this article is derived, so that city streets may be snowplowed, cleaned or maintained, no parking of any vehicle is permitted on either side of any city street between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. or at any other times when on-street parking could impair or impede such snowplowing, cleaning or maintenance operations.

Online Services: 
For the following services we encourage you to call or go online: 
FOIA Requests: 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) report requests can be submitted online or via fax (616)-698-6460.
Questions? Call the front desk during normal business hours at
Accident Reports:
Accident report requests can be obtained online through LexisNexis® BuyCrash  or Michigan State Police  

Silent Observer of Kent County empowers citizens to stand up and speak out against crime in their community.  The anonymous tip line offers community members a completely safe and anonymous way to report information.  You can submit an anonymous tip by phoneonline, or through an app for iphones and android devices.
Submit a Tip

neighbors by ring:
We are excited to announce that the Kentwood Police Department has joined Neighbors by Ring. Neighbors is a free app where community members can stay up to date on local crime and safety situations by signing up for real-time alerts and sharing anonymous tips directly from their smartphone. Kentwood Police Department has partnered with the Neighbors app and can now post incident updates, helpful safety tips and requests for investigative information to residents using the app in communities we serve.  Text ‘kentwoodmi’ to 555888 or click here: https://download.ring.com/kentwood from your smartphone and download Neighbors for free on iOS/Android.

crime mapping: 
The Kentwood Police Department is focused on fostering citizen awareness and building trust through transparency.   One way in which we strive to achieve this is through our interactive crime mapping portal through Motorola's CityProtect. This interactive map displays up to date incidents sanitized for public use, as well as several exploration and filter tools.  Data is automated daily, allowing citizens to stay up to date with incidents that occur in their neighborhood.  You also have the option to sign up for incidents updates in your crime map view (zoom to your neighborhood) which can be emailed directly to you daily, weekly or monthly. 

For more information on CityProtect please click here.  To be directed to the CityProtect interactive crime map, please go to www.cityprotect.com and zoom into Michigan > Kentwood.  From there you will see incident icons start to populate.  You can choose the 'filter' option at the top of the page to customize the date frame, incident type, etc..  If you have questions on how to navigate this map, please contact us at 616-656-6628 or by email at oliverk@kentwood.us