|KENTWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
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 Police Department.
National Night Out
Tuesday October 6th, 2020
The Kentwood Police Department would like to warn area residents of a phone scam where the caller alleges to be a Kentwood police officer, detective, captain, etc. who has a warrant for their arrest and requests the individual to go to the bank to retrieve money.
The caller is apparently spoofing phone numbers, making it appear that the calls are legitimate from the Kentwood Police Department, but they are not. Spoofing is when a legitimate number appears in the victim’s caller ID, but the call is actually from someone trying to pull a scam.
To be clear, these calls are fraudulent and are not requests the Kentwood Police Department would make if someone had an arrest warrant. The department is investigating the issue and will pursue criminal charges for the individual(s) behind these false calls.
If you receive a call like this, under no circumstance meet or give money to the caller or provide any personal information. Instead, hang up and contact the Kentwood Police Department directly at 616-698-6580.
The City of Kentwood has implemented a response protocol that will maintain continuity of essential police services during the City's COVID-19 response. The Kentwood Police Department has been closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, and recognizes that proper PPE and social distancing is strongly recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of the virus.
To assist the public during this response with non-emergency calls for service, the Police Department is requesting community members and the public to utilize the Kentwood Police Department's 24/7 CopLogic online reporting service. One can access the online reporting system by clicking here and scrolling to "choose report type". This online service will limit the number of times our officers need to come into direct contact with residents or enter a residents’ home.
If residents or the public need assistance utilizing this service or they believe they need to speak with an officer, please contact the Kentwood Police Department's non-emergency number at 616-698-6580. A member of our department will be able to assist you using our online reporting system or will have an officer contact you by phone to take your report and determine if in-person contact needs to be made. Reports filed online or over the phone will receive the same professional attention and care as if they were taken in-person. If you have a general comment or concern you may contact us online by clicking here.
As always, if you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
FRONT DESK Essential Services
The Kentwood Police Department front lobby is open to essential services by appointment only. Citizens are asked to call the police department main line 616-698-6580 during normal business hours to schedule an appointment. Upon arriving for your appointment, please note that the doors will remain locked. An employee will meet you at the doors and escort you to the front desk. Please take note of the following mandatory precautions:
ALL THOSE ENTERING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Kentwood Police Department employees are strictly adhering to the following precautions to help keep you safe:
For the following services we still encourage you to call or go online:
If you notice something suspicious, you can call the non-emergency police line at (616) 698-6580 or submit an anonymous tip through Silent Observer. If there is an emergency, call 911.
We are excited to announce that the Kentwood Police Department has joined Neighbors by Ring! Neighbors by Ring is a free app that allows community members to stay up to date on local crime and safety incidents by signing up for real-time alerts and sharing anonymous tips directly from their smartphone. Kentwood Police Department has partnered with Neighbors by Ring and will be frequently posting incident updates, helpful safety tips and requests for investigative information to residents. Simply text ‘kentwoodmi’ to 555888 or click here: https://download.ring.com/kentwood from your smartphone to download Neighbors by Ring. For more information, or if you have a ring video to submit as part of an ongoing investigation, please contact us at 616-698-6628.
| SUBMIT AN ANONYMOUS TIP THROUGH SILENT OBSERVER
Silent Observer empowers our citizens to stand up and speak out against crime. Our anonymous tip lines offers community members a safe and anonymous way to report information about serious crime. You will never be asked your name. Instead you will be given a special code number, called a tip number, and a password that is special only to you. You can use that number to track the tip you’ve made.
You can submit an anonymous tip by phone, online, or through an app for iphones and android devices.
SUBMIT AN ANONYMOUS TIP
|Keeping our community safe and connected with CITYPROTECT
The Kentwood Police Department is focused on fostering citizen awareness and building trust through transparency. One way inwhich 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 occuring in their neighborhood. You also have the option to sign up for incidents updates in your crime mao 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 the City of Kentwood. From there you should see the most up to date incidents. You can choose the 'filter' option at the top of the page to change the date frame that is being displayed. If you have questions as to how to navigate this map, please contact the Crime Analyst Oliver at 616-656-6628 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.