Mission Statement

Office of the Chief

mission statement

The Kentwood Police Department is comprised of approximately 70 sworn officers. The Patrol Division operates with approximately 35 officers. These officers are responsible for the initial response to routine and emergency calls that occur in the City of Kentwood 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  In addition, there are six sergeants who provide leadership, supervision and training for all sworn officers.

As a Department, we work everyday to accomplish our mission by engaging with local community groups, schools, churches, and business leaders to make Kentwood a great place to live, visit and work.  Events, such as National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck, and Trunk-or-Treat, are just a few of the activities that the Kentwood Police Department engages in to stay connected in our community.   In addition, we continually strive to represent the community in which we serve. Programs such as the Kentwood Police Department Youth Academy, Toys for Tots, and ARCH allow our officers to connect with our youth and invest in the future. Continually, the Kentwood Police Department strives to deliver professional police services and address community concerns as they develop.

IT IS THE MISSION OF THE KENTWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT 
TO REDUCE 
SERIOUS CRIME, INCREASE TRAFFIC SAFETY,
AND SERVE OUR COMMUNITY WITH EXCELLENCE.