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Prescription Take Back Day    

The Kent Police Department and Kent Drug Free Coalition are partnering once again with the DEA on a Prescription Take Back Day, Saturday September 26, 2015 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Kent Police Department (232 4th Ave S.). This is a great opportunity to get rid of any unused/unwanted medications. For more information what we can and cannot take, click here. Please remove labels from bottles, or use a sharpie to cover up names or other personal information.

For more information contact Stacy Judd at (253) 856-5883 or sjudd@kentwa.gov


Block Watch 101

The Kent Police Department is hosting a Block Watch 101 class on Thursday October 1st from 6:30pm-8:00pm in Kent City Hall Council Chambers. Grab some neighbors and learn about the importance of setting up a block watch and how to get it started. You will also hear from our Neighborhood Response Team officers on current crime trends and prevention.

For more information or to RSVP, contact your sector Community Education Coordinator:

Valley/West:  John Pagel jpagel@kentwa.gov  (253) 856-5884

East: Stacy Judd  sjudd@kentwa.gov  (253) 856-5883


False Alarm Information

Here is a link with some good information on how to reduce false alarms, one of our department's goals.  False alarms impact officers ability to focus on different crime problems. http://www.reviews.com/home-security-systems/#false-alarms

2014 Kent Police Department Annual Report

The Kent Police Department is working to become the most respected and effective police department in the region. We put a strong emphasis on transparency and outreach to connect with our community. The 2014 Annual Report is now complete and is presented to the public to provide insight into the Department's activity throughout the year. Click on the link below to check out the 2014 report!


2014 Kent PD Annual Report (6.56MB PDF)

Intelligence Led Policing in Kent, WA

The Kent Police Department is a dynamic and innovative organization that partners with its residents to ensure a safe community.  In addition to aggressively fighting crime, preventing crime and community engagement, the police department works to improve the quality of life in the community.



 Kent Police Department and City Hall now E-Commerce Exchange Zones


The City of Kent and the Kent Police Department announced today that the Police Department lobby and the City Hall parking lot are now available to be used by buyers and sellers who connect on craigslist and other online markets. The goal of this e-commerce "Exchange Zone" designation is to help prevent crimes that could occur and help keep residents of Kent safer if they choose to engage in online transactions with strangers. In terms of transaction procedures, neither Police nor City personnel may participate or act as official witnesses to the transactions. They are also not available for legal advice or to settle disputes unless 911 is called. The Exchange Zone is established only to provide a safer environment for the exchange, and neither the Kent Police Department nor the City will be involved in the exchange in any manner. In addition, while this Exchange Zone is intended to provide a more safe location for an exchange, neither the Kent Police Department nor the City can guarantee your safety. The Kent Police Department also offers the following safety tips for completing online transactions:


• Conduct transactions with local buyers/sellers

• Do not go to a transaction alone

• Make sure someone is aware of the transaction details

• Insist on meeting in a public place or "Exchange Zone"

• Do not go into someone else’s house, and do not allow them into yours

• Complete the transaction during daylight hours

• Only use cash or money orders to complete your transaction

• Trust your instincts - if it sounds like a scam it probably is.


Dial 253-852-2121 for less critical situations

By using the non-emergency number, the public is ensuring that 911 will be readily available for actual emergencies.  Examples of calls that are appropriate for a non-emergency operator:

  • A residential, business or vehicle break-in that occurred on an earlier day
  • The return of a runaway child.
  • Identification of additional lost or stolen property after an initial report has been made
  • Lost property
  • A hit and run traffic collision when no longer at the scene of the collision

When to call 911 vs. 253-852-2121  

Kent Crime Reports

The Kent Police Department now uses a new website to share current crime statistics. You can also search for registered sex offenders. Click here for more information!

Trespass Authorization Program

The City of Kent offers business owners an opportunity to be involved in a Trespass Enforcement Authorization Program. This partnership provides the Kent Police Department authorization to question and handle persons who may be unlawfully occupying the property during non business hours.  This program DOES NOT increase the police patrolling of your property. To enroll you must complete a trespass authorization form and purchase "No Trespass" signs specific to the Kent City Code. The signs are sold at $25.00 a piece by the Kent Police Foundation. For more information or to access the form, click here.

Victim Assistance Information

Kent Police strongly believes that crime victims and witnesses must be afforded rights to protect them from criminal activity. The Information Assistance pamphlet outlines some of the protections afforded by law. The pamphlet is available in several languages.  

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