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.

news release:
Weapons Complaint - August 26, 2021
Kentwood Man Charged with Felonious Assault - July 30, 2021
Critical Incident Debriefing - Officer Involved Shooting - June 29, 2021
Suspect with Rifle Shot - June 29, 2021

covid-19 guidelines:
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.   

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 at 616-698-6580
Accident Reports:
Accident report requests can be obtained online through LexisNexis® BuyCrash or through Michigan State Police's website https://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/TCPS/login/welcome.jsp

LexisNexis BuyCrash

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 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 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 the City of Kentwood.  From there you should see the most recent 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 on how to navigate this map, please contact us at 616-656-6628 or by email at oliverk@kentwood.us