City of Kent, Washington

Police Department

News from KPD

Kent Police Department is currently hiring experienced/lateral and entry level police officers

Apply online for lateral police officer positions. Entry level police officers are hired through Public Safety Testing. Learn more about working for the Kent Police Department.

2008 Keep A Friend Alive Poster Contest Winners

Elementary and middle school students competed in April in the Keep A Friend Alive poster contest. The posters express safety messages. Winning posters. 

Crime in Washington 2007 Annual Report

This report lists statewide crime statistics and crime data for individual jurisdictions within the State of Washington. Data on law enforcement staffing is also included. This report was compiled and prepared in partnership by the Washington Association of Sheriffs (WASPC) and Police Chiefs and the Washington State Criminal Justice Training commission. Full report is linked on the WASPC web page.

New Towing Protocols and Policies

Tow Operators:  This is the final draft of the Kent Police Department Tow Manual (243 kb pdf) and Tow Contract (40 kb pdf).  Thank you for your involvement in this important process.  Insurance requirements for tow companies. (36 kb pdf) 

Ongoing Online Auction of Unclaimed Property

Unclaimed and seized and forfeited property from the Kent Police Department Evidence Room is auctioned through on an ongoing basis. Common types of property.

2007-2011 Kent Police Strategic Plan

The Kent Police Department’s Strategic Plan for 2007-2011 has been created to explore and provide direction for our agency for the next five years. Our purpose is to build on our strong foundation and ask ourselves how we can be even better. It served to force us to think about where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. It also serves the very important function of getting us all on the same page and letting the community know what we are doing. View the plan (3 mb pdf).

Victim Assistance Information

The Kent Police Department, strongly believes that crime victims and witnesses must be afforded rights to protect them from criminal activity. The Information Assistance pamphlet outlines some of the protections afforded by law. The pamphlet is available in several languages.

Child Car Seat Inspections Schedule

The South King County Child Passenger Safety Coalition offers free car seat inspections throughout the year at South King County locations. No appointment is necessary; you just need to arrive within the scheduled times. Child Car Seat Inspection Schedule (103 kb pdf).

Kent Traffic School

Kent Traffic School is a 3 ½ hour traffic safety education program for drivers who have been cited for a minor traffic infraction. It includes current driving laws, safe driving techniques, and Kent-specific traffic data to make the driver more aware and knowledgeable about local driving conditions. Class details and application.


City of Kent, 220 Fourth Ave S, Kent, WA 98032
(253) 856-5800 |

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