POLICE DEPARTMENT

Kentwood Police

                                   KPD OFFICERS

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.

PRESS RELEASE:
Homicide Investigation Update - November 10, 2020
Fatal Accident - November 20, 2020

Covid-19:

UPDATE: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, or MDHHS, has issued an emergency order that enacts a three-week pause to curb the state’s rising COVID-19 infection rates.  The order is in effect 12:01 a.m. Nov. 18 until 11:59 p.m. Dec. 8.   Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.  For all updates regarding City of Kentwood operations in response to COVID-19, go to: kentwood.us/COVID.

The Kentwood Police Department has been closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, and recognizes that proper PPE and 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".  

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 616-698-6580A 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 by appointment only.  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:

ALL THOSE ENTERING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT:
  • Must wear a mask at all times
  • Will have their temperature checked
  • Must answer a series of screening questions related to high-risk activities associated with COVID-19
At this time the following services are deemed essential:
  • Fingerprints (Currently Only Processing For Kentwood Residents and Businesses)
  • 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:
  • Mandatory PPE (Gloves, Masks)
  • Daily Temperature Scans
  • Daily Screening Questions
  • Social Distancing of 6 ft
  • 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

The Kentwood Police Department encourages residents to continue to be vigilant and practice these prevention measures: 
  • Don’t leave your possessions in plain view in your vehicle or garage, or on your lawn. 
  • 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.
  • How to report and prevent against COVID-19 Coronavirus Fraud:
    https://www.justice.gov/coronavirus/combattingfraud
  • When packages are delivered, bring them inside as soon as possible.
If you notice something suspicious, please call the non-emergency police line at or submit an anonymous tip through Silent Observer. For any additional questions regarding services please submit a form online or contact the front desk at 616-698-6580.

KPD Donates to the Little Free Pantry

Several members of the Kentwood Police Department recently raised $575 to restock Kentwood’s Little Free Pantry and honored retired Officer Kelly Baldwin, who passed away in February after a lengthy battle with cancer.  Captain Stephanie Morningstar led a Pink Ribbon campaign during which department employees got a pink ribbon car magnet honoring their friend and coworker in exchange for a donation to benefit the pantry.  The department’s patrol vehicles donned the magnet in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Captain Morningstar stated that Officer Baldwin was known for going out of her way to help others in need, and thought this would be a special way to honor her and support a good cause.  Thank you to all members of the Kentwood Police Department for the generous and thoughtful donation!

Kentwood Little Free Pantry

SILENT OBSERVER 
Silent Observer empowers citizens to stand up and speak out against crime. The anonymous tip lines offers community members a safe and anonymous way to report information about 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 phoneonline, or through an app for iphones and android devices. If you see something, say something. 

SUBMIT AN ANONYMOUS 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

CRIME MAPPING THROUGH CITY PROTECT