Prescription Drug Take Back Day
On Saturday April 26, from 10 a.m - 2 p.m the Kent Police Department will be participating in the DEA nationwide prescription drug take back day. Location is 232 4th Ave S. This is a great opportunity to safely dispose of any expired, unwanted or unused medications. Proper disposal is also key to prevention of misuse of medications. All you have to do is drive up, and drop your medications off! Please remove any labels or black out personal information on the labels. For information on what we will and cannot take back click here or contact 253.856.5883 or email email@example.com.
The Kent Police Department has teamed up with TrackMole, a free service that helps recover lost, stolen, and property left behind. TrackMole is a powerful property tracking and crime prevention tool that helps police departments and others identify owners of lost and stolen properties by using serial numbers. TrackMole allows owners to recover their property when they lose it or have left it behind at places such as coffee shops, restaurants, taxis, airports, hotels, schools, parks, buses, or amusement parks. As soon as the serial number on the property is searched, the owner simultaneously receives emails from TrackMole stating where it is, who has it, and how to get it back.
Estimates show less than 5% of owners record the serial numbers of their property, which is the main identifier police use to locate and return lost, stolen, and left-behind property to the rightful owner. The city is asking resident's to "Help Us Help You" and use this free service. For more information on using TrackMole and for FAQ, click here or go to www.TrackMole.com.
The current Community Police Academy session started March 12, 2014. Applications are no longer being accepted. Please remember to check back for our next session.
Reminder: Secure Your Load
As we head into Spring and people begin to work in the yard and work on clean up projects around the house, the Kent Police Department would like to remind you to secure anything that you are transporting to the dump, Goodwill or anywhere else; even if its just a few blocks. Please click here to learn more from the Washington State Patrol for tips. Take a few minutes to be sure that everything is secured well.
Each year about 33 Washington children are hospitalized and 19 children die from firearm injuries. Since 2000, the LOK-IT-UP program has worked to increase public awareness about the importance of safely storing or locking firearms. Firearm owners, parents, schools, law enforcement agencies, public health officials, health care providers, and others have supported LOK-IT-UP.
LOK-IT-UP focuses on family and community safety. It seeks to increase the voluntary safe storage of firearms as a way of preventing firearm-related deaths and injuries, particularly among children.
For more information, visit www.lokitup.org or download King County Public Health's firearm safety brochure.
Dial 253-852-2121 for less critical situations
By using the non-emergency number, the public is ensuring that 911 will be readily available for actual emergencies. Examples of calls that are appropriate for a non-emergency operator:
- A residential, business or vehicle break-in that occurred on an earlier day
- The return of a runaway child.
- Identification of additional lost or stolen property after an initial report has been made
- Lost property
- A hit and run traffic collision when no longer at the scene of the collision
Kent Crime Reports
The Kent Police Department now uses a new website to share current crime statistics. You can also search for registered sex offenders. Click here for more information!
2012 Kent Police Department Annual Report
The Kent Police Department is working to become the most respected and effective police department in the region. We put a strong emphasis on transparency and outreach to connect with our community. The 2012 Annual Report is now complete and is presented to the public to provide insight into the Department's activity throughout the year.
2012 Annual Report (13.3 MB PDF)
Kent Police needs your help to prevent residential burglaries
Kent Police are seeking the public’s help to solve a recent series of home break-ins. Investigators believe that as many as 50 Kent families have been targeted each month during this wave of activity. Community knowledge and assistance is considered critical to solving these crimes. For more information on the burglaries occurring or tips on how to keep you, your home, and your family safe, click here.
Trespass Authorization Program
The City of Kent offers business owners an opportunity to be involved in a Trespass Enforcement Authorization Program. This partnership provides the Kent Police Department authorization to question and handle persons who may be unlawfully occupying the property during non business hours. This program DOES NOT increase the police patrolling of your property. To enroll you must complete a trespass authorization form and purchase "No Trespass" signs specific to the Kent City Code. The signs are sold at $25.00 a piece by the Kent Police Foundation. For more information, or to access the form, click here.
Community clean up resources
Kent Police has put together a frequently asked question document for the public detailing contact information and resources for community clean up. This document includes general information on a number of quality of life issues as well as contacts for reporting purposes.
Clean Up Your Community (53.1 KB PDF)
Victim Assistance Information
Kent Police 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.
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