POLICE DEPARTMENT

Kentwood Police


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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.  To view the Kentwood Police Department Annual Report please click here.


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Over the past several weeks, there has been a nationwide crime trend involving the theft of KIA and Hyundai vehicles that have a standard key ignition.  The Kentwood Police Department is actively investigating these incidents and strongly recommends the following preventive measures to protect vehicles from theft:
 
• Park in well-lit areas.
• Park in a garage if available.
• Always remove valuables from your vehicle.
• Always lock your vehicle.
• Activate the alarm system on your vehicle.
• Park near buildings, cameras, lighting, etc.
• Use a locking mechanism on your vehicle, such as column collars, steering wheel locks or brake locks.
• Activate surveillance cameras and make sure they face vehicles.
• If you see something, say something. Report all suspicious activity.
These thieves can be extremely dangerous, so do not attempt to interact with them.

Please report any and all in progress suspicious activity to 9-1-1.  To report suspicious activity or crimes after the fact, call the Kentwood Police Department’s non-emergency line at 616.698.6580 or file an online report at kentwood.us/OnlinePoliceReporting.  You can also submit an anonymous tip through Silent Observer at 616.774.2345 or SilentObserver.org. We greatly appreciate the communities support and cooperation while these incidents are being investigated. 

news release:
Fatal Crash - June 12, 2022
Personal Injury Accident - May 27, 2022

employment opportunities:
To view all current job openings with the City of Kentwood, please visit www.kentwood.us/employment

Online Services: 
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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
 
616-698-6580
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Accident report requests can be obtained online through LexisNexis® BuyCrash  or Michigan State Police  

SILENT OBSERVER
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.
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neighbors by ring:
Neighbors by Ring 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. Text ‘kentwoodmi’ to 555888 or click here: https://download.ring.com/kentwood from your smartphone or tablet and download the Neighbors by Ring app for free on iOS/Android. If you have any questions please call 616-656-6628

crime mapping: 
The Kentwood Police Department is focused on fostering 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 map displays up to date incidents that have been sanitized for public use.  Data is automated daily, allowing citizens to stay up to date on incidents occurring in their neighborhood.  You also have the option to subscribe to automatic incidents updates which will alert you daily, weekly or monthly.  For more information on CityProtect please click here.  To be directed to the interactive crime map, please go to www.cityprotect.com and zoom the map into Michigan and then into the city of Kentwood.  From there you will begin to see the incident icons.  You can hover over any incident to get more information. You can also choose to filter the page based on date, incident type, etc..  If you have any questions on how to navigate this map, please contact us at 616-656-6628 or by email at oliverk@kentwood.us