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 Police Department.

news release:

Armed Robbery - June 18 2021
Shooting - June 6 2021
Kentwood Police Department Introduces Body Camera Program

covid-19 guidelines:

To assist the public during this time, the Police Department is requesting community members and the public to utilize the Kentwood Police Department's 24/7 CopLogic online reporting service for non-emergency matters.  One can access the online reporting system by clicking here and scrolling to "choose report type".  

If residents or the public need assistance utilizing this service or wish to speak directly with an officer, please contact the Kentwood Police Department's non-emergency number at 616-698-6580A 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.

The Kentwood Police Department front lobby is open to essential services.  We will prioritize providing service to those who make an appointment first.  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:

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask;
  • If you are not fully vaccinated we ask that you please wear a mask;
At this time the following services are deemed essential:
  • Fingerprints (Kentwood residents and businesses only at this time)
  • Court Order-ins
  • Sex Offender Registry
  • License to Purchase Pistol 
  • Copies of Police Reports
  • Investigative Interviews
  • Job Interviews
Kentwood Police Department employees are strictly adhering to the following precautions to help keep you safe:
  • PPE when deemed necessary (Gloves, Masks)
  • Daily Temperature Scans
  • Daily Screening Questions
  • Social Distancing of Six Feet
  • Frequent Hand Washing / Sanitizing
  • Frequent Sanitizing of High Touch Areas
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.
click here to Submit a Tip

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 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 on how to navigate this map, please contact us at 616-656-6628 or by email at oliverk@kentwood.us