Kentwood Police


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. 

Personal Injury Traffic Accident - May 17 2020
Homicide Update - May 15 2020
Homicide Update - May 9 2020
Homicide - May 9 2020



The City of Kentwood has implemented a temporary 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 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.  Our goal is to proactively protect both our residents and our officers from potentially exposing each other.  Reports filed through our online service or over the phone will receive the same professional 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.

The Kentwood Police Department Front Lobby will remain closed until further notice to in-person services per the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe”Executive Order, which has been extended through June 12th. Due to this, the following in-person services will not be offered at this time:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Processing license to purchase permits (both new applications and drop offs) 
  • Local background checks
  • Accident report requests 

FOIA Requests: 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) report requests can be submitted online or via fax (616)-698-6460.

Accident Reports:
Accident report requests can be obtained online through https://policereports.lexisnexis.com/  or MSP’s website: https://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/TCPS/login/welcome.jsp

Gun Licensing/Permits:
Completed License to Purchase gun permits can be mailed directly to the department in lieu of dropping them off.  4742 Walma Ave SE Kentwood, Michigan 49512. 

Crime Prevetion Tips:

In the midst of this global pandemic, we may see an uptick in crime. The Kentwood Police Department encourages residents to practice these prevention measures: 

  • Don’t leave your possessions in plain view in your vehicle or garage, or on your lawn. Make sure personal belongings are brought inside after use.
  • Lock vehicles, doors and windows, and shut garages.
  • Be aware of fraud on the internet and only make purchases from reliable vendors. During times like this, some scammers try and take advantage of the situation. If it sounds like too good of a deal, it probably is.
  • When packages are delivered, bring them inside as soon as possible.

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.

For any additional questions regarding services please submit a form online or contact the front desk at 616-698-6580.

neighbors by ring

We are excited to announce that the Kentwood Police Department has joined the Neighbors app by Ring! Neighbors by Ring is a completely 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 the Neighbors by Ring app and can now post incident updates, helpful safety tips and requests for investigative information to residents using the app in the various communities we serve.  Simply text ‘kentwoodmi’ to 555888 or click here: https://download.ring.com/kentwood from your smartphone to download Neighbors by Ring for free on iOS/Android . For more information, please click here.


Silent Observer Silent Observer Contact

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. 


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 CityProtect.  This interactive map displays up to date incidents data sanitized for public use, as well as several exploration and filter tools for citizens.  Data is automated daily, allowing citizens to stay up to date with incidents occuring in their neighborhood.  For more information on CityProtect please click here.  To be directed to the CityProtect interactive crime map, please click here or the map below.