220 Fourth Avenue South, Kent WA 98032 - (253) 856-5200


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Support Services

Crime Prevention/Education 

Provides services relating to the anticipation, recognition, and response to situations which are conducive to crime in our city.

Provide education, guidance and training services to schools, community groups, neighborhoods, businesses. 

  • Block Watch 
  • Crime Free Rental Housing Program
  • Landlord Training Program
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Apartment Watch
  • Youth Safety Education
  • Department Tours - Boy Scouts, Campfire.
  • Personal Safety Presentations
  • Safety Poster Contest
  • Youth education
  • "Game of Life" Youth Conference

The police department provides education and awareness services relating to traffic safety.

Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) Program

Citizen volunteers giving their time to their community.


Provide investigative services for:


The Evidence Technician and Custodians:

  • Account for and maintain custody of all evidence.
  • Process crime scenes - identify, protect, photograph, collect, and secure evidence.
  • Document crime scenes.
  • Present evidence in court.


Records Specialists and Supervisors:

  • Enter and maintain all crime records.
  • Respond to requests for records from officers, attorneys, insurance companies, media and the public.
  • Research criminal histories, coordinate with other agencies.

Accounting Services

The Financial Analyst:

  • Maintains control of the approved budget.
  • Documents and records all department revenue and expenditures.
  • Advises the Chief on budget matters.


The Training Sergeant supervises the Training Coordinator and Range Master. The Training Unit plans, designs and schedules departmental training which ensures compliance with department directives and state law.

Research and Development

The Research and Development Analyst's primary responsibilities are:

  • Research funding opportunities and prepare grant proposals.
  • Research law enforcement and information technologies.
  • Assist with planning and program development.

Other Services

  • Public Information - Media Relations
  • Polygraph Examinations
  • Internal Investigations