Kent Police Department

  • Agency: Kent Police Department
  • Address: 319 S. Water St, Kent, 44240 OH
  • Chief: Michelle A Lee (Chief of Police)
Phone: 330.673.7732

Kent Police Department is located at 319 S. Water St, Kent, 44240 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Michelle A Lee. The Kent Police Department phone number is 330.673.7732.

Kent Police Department News

Downed Power Lines on Overbrook Drive Kent Police & Fire are on scene at Overbrook and Brentwood for down wires. At approximately 1030 this morning, a recycling truck struck some utility wires while emptying the front bucket, and the wires came down onto the truck. Ohio Edison responded and turned off the power, and the driver was freed without harm. The damage to the power lines will take up to 4 hours to repair, leaving an estimated 65 people without power on Kent's west side. Please avoid the area.

It is with great sadness that we've learned of the unexpected passing of Warren Setree. Mr. Setree and his wife Judy both served as school crossing guards over the past several years. We greatly appreciate their service to the Kent community.

The traffic lights at Franklin & Cherry St are currently out. Stop Signs are out . Please use caution when approaching that intersection and treat that area as a FOUR WAY STOP

City offices and Court will be CLOSED today January 15, 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

๐ŸŽ—๏ธ๐ŸŽ—๏ธ๐ŸŽ—๏ธ 2017 KPD Officer Susan K. Graves Memorial Fund Recipients Announced ๐ŸŽ—๏ธ๐ŸŽ—๏ธ๐ŸŽ—๏ธ On Thursday December 21st Dispatcher Schneider went to surprise the 2017 Susan K Graves Memorial fund recipient at UH Portage and got a surprise instead. This yearโ€™s recipient is Cathy Malmfeldt, she is a unit secretary on 2 east which is the oncology floor at UHP. She, for years, also worked for an area oncologistโ€™s office. Previously she ran the Look Good Feel Better program at RMH for newly diagnosed female cancer patients. Cathy has been the person who provided names of people fighting cancer to Dispatcher Schneider. Those people then became the recipients of the Susan K. Graves Memorial Fund. Cathy refused the monetary donation and told Schneider that she is cancer free and there has to be someone else who could use the money. Malmfeldt then told Schneider of a lady currently on 2 east that has stage 3 breast cancer. Malmfeldt and Schneider presented the money to Carol Buzbee. Carol was diagnosed on October 1st, 2017. The medical staff from the floor came to watch as Schneider presented the money to Buzbee, There was not a dry eye in the room. Schneider keeps in contact with Carolโ€™s daughter to see how Carol is doing. Schneider also stated that what happened that night is exactly what she had envisioned this fund to do when she decided to keep it going after the passing of Officer Graves in 2007. Schneider said that it was a very emotional night. This year there are 2 recipients of the Susan K Graves Memorial Fund, Cathy Malmfeldt and Carol Buzbee. Dispatcher Schneider would like everyone to please keep Carol in your thoughts and prayers as she continues to fight this horrible disease. Schneider also would like to thank everyone who donated this year, KPD members who donated items for the bake sale & raffle, the staff on 2 east for the amazing job they do every day and Gina Giovanizzi for helping orchestrate this surprise. Pictured is Samantha Buzbee(Carol's daughter), Dispatcher Schneider, Cathy Malmfeldt & Carol Buzbee

Employee-Of-The-Week KPD employee of the week is Officer Smith. Off. Smith has been selected as our newest K-9 Officer. He has proven ability in road patrol tactics and a good sense of officer survival skills. He has been volunteering with the K-9 program and is keenly aware of the awesome responsibilities that accompany this specialized assignment. We will be looking to purchase and pair him up with a dog this spring using the same breeder/trainer that we have had success with in the past. Congratulations Officer Smith!

Ravenna Warming Center OPEN see info below

Snow Parking Ban possible overnight

Announcing the 2018 Citizens Police Academy! We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Citizens Police Academy, CPA 8! Our next academy will begin on Thursday February 15th. The program lasts 12 weeks, every Thursday from 6pm-10pm at Kent PD. This is not police training for people who want to be cops. It is intended to educate Kent area residents about the work our officers do. Subjects will include criminal laws, use of force, patrol tactics, drunk and drugged driving detection, SWAT and special operations, investigations, K9, firearms, ride-alongs, community policing and more. Please visit our website for an application, or email Lt. Lewis for more information.

Kent City Schools is CLOSED TODAY January 12th .

Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Do you know the signs of Human Trafficking? #EndHumanTrafficking

๐Ÿ’™ Thank You ๐Ÿ’™ #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay #kpdohio #kentohiopolice #thankyou

Thank you to Insomnia Cookies for this amazing dessert that they dropped off for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day :)

K9 Aiko's retirement escort through the city ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’™

Kent City Schools are CLOSED TODAY January 8th, 2018

Please allow yourself extra travel time this morning. The roads are icy. Our service department has been out since around 3:30 am salting the roads. Use caution

Aiko getting ready for his last on duty ride. Officers from midnight shift escorted Aiko & his K9 handler through the city one last time last night.

EMPLOYEES-OF-THE-WEEK This weeks employees of the week are Sgt. Ennemoser and K9 Aiko. Aiko retires from service today, January 7th. The team was recognized before city council last week which caps an 8 year career of service. The team has been deployed 472 times and includes 299 narcotics calls, 54 building searches and made 62 tracks. The team has had many successes in finds, sniffs and seizures so Aikoโ€™s retirement is well deserved. Thank you for a job well done. We will miss you Aiko! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿถ๐Ÿš”๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’™

Warming Center hours for tonight January 6th

Photos of Sgt. Ennemoser & K9 Aiko at last nights city council meeting where Aiko was honored for his years of service to KPD & the city of Kent. K9 Aiko will retire on January 7th. If you are interested in sending K9 Aiko a retirement card you may do so by sending it to K9 Aiko C/O Sgt. Ennemoser 319 S. Water St. Kent,Ohio 44240

Identify These Robbery Suspects Kent PD needs your help identifying these robbery suspects from an incident that occurred December 29th. The suspects are three black males in a white Ford Fusion with a Georgia license plate. Two of the suspects are pictured here, and one is wearing a coat with very large font "F.C." on the back. Please contact Det. Jacobs at (330) 673-7732 with any information.

Siren testing TODAY January 3rd at 11am

EMPLOYEE-OF-THE-WEEK Ptl. Auckland is being recognized for helping to restore the Christmas spirit in the River Bend development on December 21st. A resident called us to report a suspicious person/vehicle in the neighborhood suspected of stealing packages from porches. Ptl. Auckland found the vehicle and stopped it identifying two subjects, one being a juvenile. Turns out they were stealing Christmas projection lights from front yards, six were found in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was charged with several criminal and driving offenses. Great police work Ptl. Auckland!

Officer Romanoski in last week's Record Courier with the student council from Longcoy School :) Thank you for the healthy snacks & the thoughtful thank you notes :)