Media Release

10/14/16: Shooting-Incident-October-14-2016

Halloween Trick or Treating

The City of Kentwood will observe Trick or Treating on October 31st from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For the safety of our children, please observe the following:
  • - Take extra precaution while driving through the City on October 31st.
  • - Drive Slow, and be sure to eliminate any and all distractions while driving. 
  • - Parents should accompany their children while trick or treating.
  • - Be sure to carry a flash light
  • - Leave your porch light on if you are handing out candy.
  • - Parents, remember to check your children's candy before indulging.
  • Have a fun and
    safe Halloween!!


Lock it or Lose it!

The Kentwood Police Department would like to remind members of the community to always  be vigilant in properly securing your vehicles.  If your vehicle has been broken into, please file a police report so our officers can be informed of activity occurring in your area.  File a report here.

Click here for 10 useful tips on how to avoid car theft.

Winter Parking 

From November 15—March 15 of each year, no parking of any vehicle is permitted on either side of any City of Kentwood street between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. or at any other times inwhich on-street parking could impair or impede  snowplowing, cleaning or maintenance operations.  For more information, please contact our Code Enforcement Specialist at


Exterior House Check

Thieves often target homes of citizens who are on vacation or otherwise gone for an extended period of time. In response to this, the Kentwood Police Department has implemented a program that provides community members with courtesy exterior home checks while they are away. To arrange a courtesy exterior house check, contact Vicki Highland at
(616)-656-6571 .

Welcome to the website of the Kentwood Police Department.  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 use this website to learn more about your community and your Police Department.
Thomas G. Hillen
Chief of Police

Updates to

The Kentwood Police Department contracts with a private vendor, to provide our citizens with access to a spatial display of incident data within our community. Crime Reports has recently updated, adding many new analytical features. Please feel free to search through the map below, and visit to create an account, get alerts, and stay up to date with what is occurring in your neighborhood.

Contact Information

Kentwood Police Department
4742 Walma Dr. SE
Kentwood, Michigan 49512
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