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.

FOIA REQUESTS
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 REPORTS
Accident report requests can be obtained online through LexisNexis® BuyCrash  or Michigan State Police  
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FINGERPRINTING
It is strongly recommended that citizens are asked to call the police department main line 616-698-6580 during normal business hours to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.  Applicant fingerprinting is done on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Fingerprints on cards are $15.00 cash or check only, and livescan fingerprints are $58.25 cash or check only. 
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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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Text Message Surveys
The Kentwood Police Department has launched a new public feedback opportunity to enhance its customer service and community engagement. Beginning Sept. 20, community members who interact with the police department will receive a customer service survey via text message between 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 24 hours following a call for service for a non-life-threatening incident. 
The survey will include three questions asking for a rating between 1-5 and a fourth question inviting a typed comment. There will also be a link at the end to send an email about your experience with department personnel. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.kentwood.us/news_detail_T18_R329.php. We look forward to hearing from our community and continuing to enhance our efforts to serve you with excellence!