Items Tagged with 'Kent County Sheriff's Department'


State sees effects of national opioid crisis

Number of overdose deaths increased more than 17 times from 1999 to 2016.

November 3, 2017
The opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities around the country, including those in Michigan. Read More

Kent County tackles dispatch upgrades ahead of millage vote

Commissioners believe funding proposal will be on November ballot.

March 25, 2016
Significant upgrades to the Kent County dispatch system could be on the way. Read More

GRPD jumps in the saddle

January 25, 2016
The Grand Rapids Police Department is partnering with the Kent County Sheriff’s Department to put officers on mounted horseback patrol. Read More

Inside Track: Undersheriff’s grasp of technology benefits the entire department

Michelle Young credits her military experience with giving her the confidence to move up through the ranks of the Sheriff’s Department.

October 23, 2015
In Michelle Young’s nearly 26 years with the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, she’s been a crucial key to many of the technological advancements the county has seen during her tenure. Read More

County sheriff cuts inmate medical costs

Department begins year with new provider agreement.

January 3, 2014
The Kent County Sheriff’s Department has begun the New Year with a new contract to provide medical care for inmates at the correctional facility and for detainees at the juvenile detention center. Read More

County law enforcement properties are worth plenty

Value of buildings tops $100 million.

May 3, 2013
The value of the properties managed by the Kent County Sheriff’s Department total nearly $110 million, with the most significant sites located on the county’s Fuller Avenue Campus. Read More

Kent County public properties weather flood

April 23, 2013
Damage from the Grand River flooding to publicly owned properties appears to be minimal at this point in time, according to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department. Read More