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Sheriff Department

Kent County Traffic Squad

We have been here for a long time…

The Kent County Sheriff's Department Traffic Squad is the oldest organization of its kind in the country and has been serving the Kent County community since 1917. It is strictly a volunteer organization comprised of men and women from the business community, professionals and various other careers. All time, talents and services are donated while all training, uniforms and equipment are the financial responsibility of the individual officer.

The Traffic Squad's Enforcement Unit regularly assigns officers to assist the Sheriff's Department with a second officer in cruisers as well as additional support personnel for the Marine and Parks Division. The Squad also provides auxiliary law enforcement personnel to assist all law enforcement agencies in Kent County whenever there is need for additional trained manpower.

In the spring of 2005, the Squad established the IT Forensics Analysis Unit to assist the Sheriff's Department as well as other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies with computer related criminal investigations.

In the fall of 2006, we expanded our services again to include a Mounted Unit. This unit is quickly becoming another valuable law enforcement/community service asset for the Kent County Sheriff's Department and all of the agencies and communities it will serve.

For more information on the Volunteer Traffic Squad please contact:
First Lt. Bruce Ivie
(616) 632-6188

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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