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Prescription Drug Take Back Update
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, effective immediately, the DEA is asking every American to secure their prescription opioids until they can be properly disposed.
Normally the DEA holds its National Prescription Drug Take Back Day twice a year. However, because of the current nationwide coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Spring Take Back Day, originally scheduled for April 25, is being postponed. DEA will reschedule the Take Back day for a date shortly after the health crisis recedes and national emergency guidelines are lifted.
We will update you on our website and via our social media accounts as to the rescheduled date.
The mission of the Kent Police Department is to serve and protect the persons and property in the City of Kent. We strive to create and promote partnerships with our community through education and collaboration. We apply the law consistently while professionally interacting with the public.
The members of the Kent Police Department will embrace the partnerships that make Kent unique, diverse and successful. We will provide a balance of enforcement, education and service for our community. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of training and education to become the premiere law enforcement agency in Portage County.
The Kent Police Department is pleased to announce the implementation of a cell phone and web based application which allows citizens to submit anonymous tips to us.
This service is being provided to the public for non-emergency use. It is not meant to be used as a substitute for calling 911 in emergency situations. In the event of an emergency, you should always dial 911. If your situation is not an emergency, but still requires an officer to respond, you may dial our non-emergency phone number at 330-673-7732.
For more information and ways to submit tips anonymously, visit our Tip411 page.
The Kent Police Department recognizes and provides learning opportunities through an internship program for students studying criminal justice or related fields.
Interns will observe police functions in a regulated and productive manner.
For full details and requirements, please visit our Internships page.
Kent City Ordinance 559, requires every alarm user in the City to register each alarm system in use with the Emergency Communications Center prior to, but no later than fifteen days after, an alarm system is installed or placed into use.
For more information, please visit our Alarm Registration page.
Kent Police Department has joined the Light Ohio Blue campaign to show and generate support for law enforcement personnel who protect our communities throughout our great state.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. The Light Ohio Blue campaign coincides with activities associated with Police Week. This year’s dates are Friday, May 8 to Friday, May 15.
Ways the public can be involved
• Place a blue bulb on your exterior porch light;
• Wrap blue Christmas lights around your home or business;
• Light up your entire home or business with blue flood lights;
• Place blue ribbons on your mailbox, nearby columns or posts;
• Wear Blue on May 15
• Tell your friends, family and neighbors what you’re doing, and post a picture to social media using #LightOhioBlue
Kent Police appreciates your support!