Sheriff's Department

Special Event Requests

As of January 1, 2014 the new rate for Special Events will be $65.00 per hour.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office offers special event services to businesses, organizations, or persons who are in need of a police presence for traffic control, traffic enforcement, or security.

Services are offered on a fee basis of $65.00 an hour per deputy, including a patrol cruiser.  There is a minimum two hour charge for services.

To request a deputy at a special event, complete the Special Event Form and emailed to You may attach local government permits, maps or any other information regarding your event with this form. Once we receive your request for service, the Kent County Sheriff's Office will contact you during regular business hours.

Contact Us

Sheriff's Department

701 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

(616) 632-6100

(616) 632-6122

Lawrence A. Stelma

Jon Hess
Under Sheriff

Michelle Young
Chief Deputy

Correctional Facility

703 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 632-6400

Inmate Information
(616) 632-6300

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