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Sheriff's Department

Citizen's Police Academy

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is offering the Citizen Police Academy September 10, 2015 - November 19, 2015. Classes meet once a week for eleven weeks. Classes are held on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The last session of the Academy is graduation. Classes are held at the Kent County Sheriff’s Office 701 Ball Ave NE Grand Rapids.

Entrance Requirements

Potential candidates for the Citizen Police Academy must meet the following criteria:

The students will also have the opportunity to ride with a Deputy to get a glimpse of what a typical patrol night might be like in Kent County.

Enrollment is limited to approximately twenty five students per session.

For more information on the Citizen's Police Academy and the selection process please contact:
Sandi Jones
(616) 632-6221

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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

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703 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 632-6400

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