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*NEW* Community Camera Program
The Kent Police Department is introducing a new Community Watch program in which both residents and businesses can register the location of their video surveillance systems. Participation is completely voluntary, there is no cost to you, and you may sign up or remove yourself from the list at any time.
Your registration and contact information will only be accessed by Kent Police personnel in order to contact you for investigative purposes about camera footage that may have captured criminal activity in your area. Registering in no way provides the Kent Police Department with direct access to your camera.
Click here for more information on the program and to access the form that you can complete and submit, if you choose to participate.
The mission of the Kent Police Department is to serve and protect the persons and property in the City of Kent. We strive to create and promote partnerships with our community through education and collaboration. We apply the law consistently while professionally interacting with the public.
The members of the Kent Police Department will embrace the partnerships that make Kent unique, diverse and successful. We will provide a balance of enforcement, education and service for our community. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of training and education to become the premiere law enforcement agency in Portage County.
We will be hosting our next Citizens Police Academy beginning Thursday, September 2, 2021. It is a 12 week program that will run through Thursday, November 18.
For more information and the registration forms, please visit our Citizens Police Academy page.
The Kent Police Department is pleased to announce the implementation of a cell phone and web based application which allows citizens to submit anonymous tips to us.
This service is being provided to the public for non-emergency use. It is not meant to be used as a substitute for calling 911 in emergency situations. In the event of an emergency, you should always dial 911. If your situation is not an emergency, but still requires an officer to respond, you may dial our non-emergency phone number at 330-673-7732.
The Kent Police Department recognizes and provides learning opportunities through an internship program for students studying criminal justice or related fields.
Interns will observe police functions in a regulated and productive manner.
For full details and requirements, please visit our Internships page.