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.  

new release:

Stabbing - January 1 2020

East Beltline Fatal Crash - December 17 2019

City of Kentwood Promotes Captain Bryan Litwin to Deputy Police Chief 

Missing Person/Homicide Investigation - December 3, 2019 - UPDATE

Missing Person/Homicide Investigation-December 3, 2019

What: Active Shooter Training Event
Where: Richard L. Root Library located at 4950 Breton Ave SE Kentwood, Michigan
When: January 23, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: Free

What would you do if you found yourself in the middle of an active shooter event?   While it may seem like an unlikely scenario, these events do occur, and your timely response is imperative to your survival.  The Kentwood Police Department is hosting a free training event intended for businesses, employees, and citizens (18 years and older) o
n January 23, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Richard L. Root Library.  Instructors will explain practical steps that will help individuals mentally prepare and respond to any active shooter event.  For more information please contact Sergant VanderVeen at 616-656-6561 or by email at vanderveenr@kentwood.us. 


winter parking enforcement reminder

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.

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.

City of Kentwood Crime Mapping