accessKent will be down for maintenance between 2:30 and 3:30pm, Tuesday, April 11th. The outage will be for approximately 30 minutes.
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Sheriff Department

Correctional Facility Staff

The staff of Kent County Correctional Facility is dedicated to the safety and security of the community. The operation of the facility is governed by the applicable state and federal laws while maintaining the highest level of professionalism and service.

We have approximately 210 sworn Correction Deputies assigned to the main facility and Transfer Crew/Court Security. The Command Staff includes 2 Captains, 6 Lieutenants and 18 Sergeants.

Command Staff

Capt. Klint Thorne
Oversees Facility Operations

Lt. Scott Nibbelink
Oversees Administrative duties of the Facility and PREA Coordinator

Lt. Scott Swem
Oversees Administrative duties

Lt. Rick Coxon
Oversees Court Security and Transfer Operations

Lt. Tom Barnwell
Oversees shift operations​

Lt. Aaron Case
Oversees shift operations

Lt. Randy Dykema
Oversees shift operations

Contact Us

Sheriff Department


701 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

(616) 632-6100

(616) 632-6122

Lawrence A. Stelma

Lawrence A. Stelma

Michelle Young
Under Sheriff

Kevin Kelley
Chief Deputy-Law Enforcement

Chuck Dewitt
Chief Deputy-Corrections

Correctional Facility

703 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 632-6400

Inmate Information
(616) 632-6300

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