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The annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign runs from August 18-September 6, and Kent Police will once again be taking part.  As the busy summer travel season draws to a close with the Labor Day holiday weekend, this national campaign aims to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving.

  • It is never ok to drive impaired.
  • Plan ahead and designate a sober driver, use public transportation or use a ride service to go out and get home safely.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact 911.

*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.

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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.

  1. Citizens Police Academy
  2. Tip411
  3. Internships

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