Kent Police Department

The Kent Police Department (KPD) is the municipal law enforcement agency of Kent, King County, Washington, United States. The main police station is located in downtown Kent.

Kent Police Department
AbbreviationKPD
Agency overview
Formed1889
Employees207
Volunteers12
Annual budget$33,000,000
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionKent, Washington, USA
General nature
Officer, Sergeant, Commander, Assistant Chief, Chiefs143
Civilians57
Agency executive
Special Units
Stations232 4th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032
Facilities
Patrol carsChevrolet Tahoe PPV
Ford Police Interceptor

Ford Police Intercepter(Utility)
Dodge Charger Police
Website
http://kentwa.gov/police/
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StaffEdit

The Kent Police Department staffing consists of 150 sworn personnel and 57 civilian personnel, as well as active Volunteer and Explorer programs. KPD is a state accredited law enforcement agency. Specialty assignments include: Civil Disturbance Unit, SWAT, Hostage Negotiator, K9, Persons/Property Detectives, Special Investigations Unit, Special Operations Unit (bikes and marine), Neighborhood Response Team, Traffic, Hiring Unit, Training Unit, and Field Training Officer. The Kent Police Department is constantly looking to hire qualified officers and civilians to serve the Kent Community. The mission of the Kent Police Department is to "Aggressively Fight Crime while Serving with Compassion".

The Kent Police Department averages about 90,000 dispatched calls and 17,000 case reports per year.

VehiclesEdit

The Kent Police Department currently uses the following vehicle types: Chevy Tahoe, Ford Police Interceptor, and Dodge Charger. In 2018 the Kent City Council approved the use of traffic enforcement funds to be used for the purchase of new Ford Police Interceptors, which will replace the Tahoes and allow nearly half of the sworn officers to take their vehicles home. [1]

Crime statisticsEdit

[2]

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

Murders(per 100,000) 2

(2.4)

1

(1.2)

2

(2.3)

1

(1.1)

Rapes(per 100,000) 84

(98.9)

82

(97.2)

67

(78.1)

60

(63.9)

Robberies(per 100,000) 171

(201.3)

180

(213.4)

157

(183.1)

210

(223.7)

Assaults(per 100,000) 286

(336.6)

244

(289.2)

275

(320.6)

306

(326.0)

Burglaries(per 100,000) 1,112

(1,308.8)

828

(981.5)

1,018

(1,186.9)

1,223

(1,303.0)

Thefts(per 100,000) 2,702

(3,180.1)

2,381

(2,822.3)

2,665

(3,107.2)

2,977

(3,171.7)

Auto thefts(per 100,000) 835

(982.7)

611

(724.3)

781

(910.6)

789

(840.6)

Arson(per 100,000) 23

(27.1)

15

(17.8)

23

(26.8)

18

(19.2)

City-data.com crime index
(higher means more crime; U.S. average = 299.9)
519.0 450.2 475.6 480.2

Police chiefs since 1986Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kent Police plan to purchase 14 new vehicles for $868,000 - Kent Reporter". 9 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Crime in Kent, Washington (WA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map". www.city-data.com. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  3. ^ "Interim Police Chief to Begin Work Today - Kent Reporter". 3 January 1991.
  4. ^ "Former Kent Police Chief Ed Crawford Dies - Kent Reporter". 28 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Kent says goodbye to its top cop, Steve Strachan - Kent Reporter". 23 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Thomas sworn in as Kent Police chief - Kent Reporter". 2 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Mayor Ralph names Padilla to replace Thomas immediately as Kent Police chief - Kent Reporter". 8 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Padilla 'thrilled' to take over as Kent Police chief - Kent Reporter". 17 May 2018.