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The Detective Bureau consists of a sergeant and six on-site detectives who investigate major and general case complaints. The Detective Bureau is responsible for investigating felony crimes and obtaining arrest warrants and search warrants.
Not all crimes are assigned for a follow-up investigation. The Department uses a case screening process to maximize available investigative resources by concentrating investigative efforts on those cases which have a reasonable probability of being solved. A detective will contact you if your case is assigned for further follow up.
If you would like information about the status of your case, you can contact the Detective Bureau at 616-656-6600.
The Special Investigations Unit is a small, but versatile, team which includes a sergeant and four detectives. They are responsible for investigating street-level drug crimes, prostitution, alcohol violations, marijuana dispensary violations and other vice-related crimes.
If you have information about any of these crimes and wish to remain anonymous, we encourage you to call Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 or by clicking the following link: Silent Observer
If you have specific information and would like to speak to a detective, please call 616-656-6600.
This unit investigates all auto theft crimes county-wide. Contributing police agencies include Kentwood, Grand Rapids, Wyoming, and the Kent County Sheriff's Department. The auto theft team is funded, in part, by the Michigan Auto Theft Prevention Authority. This contribution amounts to 50% of the personnel, vehicle, and equipment costs.
The Metropolitan Fraud & Identity Theft Team (MFITT) investigates identity theft, check cases, credit card fraud, and other white collar crimes. Detectives work out of the Wyoming Police Department. Contributing police agencies include Kentwood, Wyoming, Grand Rapids, and the Kent County Sheriff's Department.
The Kentwood Police Department welcomes a partnership with the general public. If you have any information related to a crime and would like to report an anonymous tip , please call Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 or by clicking the following link: Silent Observer
Silent Observer additionally posts images of suspects who have been "caught in the act" of a crime. We encourage all members of the community to peroidically review these images and provide any information you may have in regards to their identity. Together, we can help keep our community safe.
If you wish to speak with someone about the information you have, you may also contact the Kentwood Police Department by calling (616)-698-6580.