Kent Police Department Community Meeting Follow Up
The Kent Police Department held a Community Meeting on July 21st to listen to community concerns and engage in a dialog about police - community relations. Over 200 people attended the meeting which lasted for a little over 2 hours. For a recap of the meeting and public comments click community meeting july 21 notes.
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
- 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
We are pleased to share with you our 2015 department annual report! We hope you enjoy the captured moments throughout the report of police employees providing services to the Kent community!
Legally seized/forfeited, found and unclaimed personal property is auctioned through PropertyRoom.com. They are a 24/7 online auction site open to the general public. You never know what kind of deal you can find with hundreds of auctions, most starting at $1, with no reserve.
Everything from jewelry, coins, electronics, fashion, fine art, vehicles, and more.
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
Kent Police Department and City Hall now E-Commerce Exchange Zones
The Kent 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 of Kent 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 of Kent 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’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
Washington State Patrol Launches New Online Motor Vehicle Collision Report
The Washington State Patrol has launched a new online motor vehicle collision report form which will make it much easier for the public to complete for collisions not investigated by law enforcement. Once the report form is completed online, the report will be automatically assigned a number. The report can be printed and it is uploaded into the Washington State Patrol databases automatically. To access the new online form, click here.
For a complete overview of the new online reporting form, click here.
Kent Crime Reports
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
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.
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 (6.56 MB 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.
Victim Assistance Information
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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