Sheriff Department

Latinx Police Academy

Thursday August 19, 2021 - September 23, 2021

6:30pm – 8:00pm | Free of Cost

Thursday August 19th

Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
1204 Grandville Ave SW.
Grand Rapids, MI

Thursday August 26th - September 23rd

Kent County Sheriff’s Office
701 Ball Ave NE.
Grand Rapids, MI

Must be 18 years of age to participate. Please be advised that this program will be predominately in Spanish.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office Latinx Police Academy provides an excellent opportunity for residents who live and or work in Kent County to become familiar with the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office, as well as gain a greater awareness of the daily challenges faced by its officers.

We strongly believe that a positive relationship between police and the community is essential to achieve our common goals. The Latinx Police Academy helps build that relationship. The Latinx Police Academy is a 6-week program designed to provide a unique glimpse “behind the badge”.

To sign up or learn more about this opportunity, please contact Sgt. Oswaldo Hernandez at 616-450-4237, or send him an email at

You can also register your attendance online by clicking here.