Kentwood Police Recruitment Event

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Kentwood Police Recruitment Event

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 6:30 pm to Wednesday- February 28- 2024 7:30 pm
4742 Walma Ave. SE, Kentwood, MI 49512

Interested in a career in law enforcement? Come learn about joining our team at our recruitment event Wednesday, Feb. 28. The event will take place 6:30-7:30 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about KPD’s sponsored police recruit position and other employment opportunities, connect with current officers, tour the department and more.

Tours, networking and opportunities to learn more about specialized units at KPD will follow an informational session. Refreshments also will be provided. No pre-registration is required for the event and no prior law enforcement experience is necessary to attend, but we do recommend bringing something you can take notes with.

About our sponsored police recruit position

This recruitment event will feature information about all KPD employment opportunities, with a special focus on the sponsored police recruit position. Sponsored police recruits receive a full scholarship from KPD to attend the Grand Valley State University Police Academy or another approved police training program.

In addition to the police academy sponsorship, recruits also receive competitive pay throughout the academy, comprehensive health insurance, life insurance, a 12% employer retirement plan contribution and continuing education and training. Individuals who successfully complete the academy and other required certifications and training will be sworn in as patrol officers with the Kentwood Police Department. No prior law enforcement experience is necessary to apply for this position.

Individuals who are interested in working for KPD but cannot attend the event can receive more information by contacting Recruitment Officer Ryan Smith at  More information about this and other KPD positions is also available on our police career page.

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