Sheriff's Department

Traffic & Safety

The Traffic Safety Unit is a specialized team dedicated to accident investigation, public education of traffic concerns, and traffic law enforcement.  The unit is responsible for the investigation of all serious injury and fatal traffic accidents that occur within the Kent County Sheriff Department patrol districts.

Accident Investigation

The Kent County Sheriff Department uses state-of-the-art equipment and computer software to reconstruct accidents that are likely to result in criminal prosecution or civil litigation.  The unit has highly trained and court recognized accident reconstruction experts.  The unit reviews all accident reports submitted by the Patrol Division.  Reports submitted online or in person at the Sheriff Department are reviewed and investigated or routed by the Traffic Safety Unit.

Traffic Safety Unit Deputies are often invited to speak to citizen and law enforcement groups about driver safety and accident investigation techniques.  Deputies within the unit are allowed to exercise their individual talent and interests to focus upon approved traffic safety projects.  The unit has several fully operational police motorcycles that are used for public appearances, parade details, and traffic enforcement.

Deputies within the unit are assigned to patrol specific locations as reported by citizens or other law enforcement sources to deter traffic violations.  Several speed boards are rotated throughout Kent County to give a visual reminder to the motoring public to stay within the posted speed limit.

Currently, there are three Deputies and one Sergeant assigned to the unit.  Three of the positions are paid directly by the State of Michigan as part of a grant (Public Act 416).

Sgt. Cory Luce
Supervisor
cory.luce@kentcountymi.gov
Office (616) 632-6239

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
Sheriff

Jon Hess
Under Sheriff

Michelle Young
Chief Deputy

Correctional Facility

703 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Administration
(616) 632-6400

Inmate Information
(616) 632-6300

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