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The City of Kent has emergency sirens that are set off during emergency situations. Most often, they are set off when bad weather approaches or other hazardous conditions exist. For further guidance, see the following Swift911 information:
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We are located at the intersection of S Depeyster Street and Haymaker Parkway, directly across the street from the Kent Fire Department. Parking is off of S Depeyster Street in our own lot. Follow the walkway under the flagpoles to the public entrance, which will be the door to your right.Kent Police Department301 S Depeyster StreetKent, OH 44240
Pay parking tickets in person, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, at:Budget and Finance930 Overholt RoadKent, OH 44240
After hours, there is a drop box near the entrance of Budget and Finance where payments may be made or tickets may be paid in person at the police department. Make checks payable to "City of Kent."
Yes. See the Paying a Parking Ticket page for more information.
Accident reports may be obtained in person or by mail.
There is no charge for copies up to 19 pages. After 19 pages, it is $0.05 per page, including the first 19.
There is a box in the parking lot of the Police Department where the drugs can be dropped off. It is a large grey box, similar to a postal mail box. It is located next to the dumpster area.
Drugs can be dropped off any time. Please remove the label from the bottle. No needles please.
Curfew applies to anyone under the age of 18.
Between the hours of 9 p.m. until 8 a.m. of the following day, an officer may issue a citation if the noise can be heard beyond the property line. You may call about loud noise at any time outside this time frame, however you may be required to sign as a witness to the violation. (Kent City Ordinance 509.12)
The Kent Police Department does not inspect child car seats, but there are several nearby agencies that do. That information can be found on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) website.
Swift911™ is a computerized high speed notification system that uses telephone, email, text or pager to notify you of an emergency situation such as a severe storm, waterline break, evacuation need or some other dangerous condition.
The Kent Police Department does not handle evictions. The Portage County Sheriff's Office does. Please contact the Sheriff's Office at 330-296-5100 for further information.
If an individual is staying on the premises without a written lease and rent free, that individual does not qualify as a tenant under Ohio law and therefore does not need to be given notice or an eviction order to be removed from the premises.
Under Ohio landlord-tenant law, a tenant is afforded the right to remain on the premises until and unless a lawful eviction order is filed against the tenant pursuant to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 1923, 5303 and 5321. The right however, may only be claimed if the person seeking its protection qualifies as a tenant. If the person and the homeowner do not have a written lease agreement or an arrangement for the regular payment of rent, such person does not qualify as a tenant and therefore may be removed from the premises by the owner at any time without notice or filing for an eviction order. Police may aid the homeowner in removing the unwanted guest without any civil liability so long as police reasonably believed the person being removed was a house guest, and not a tenant, at the time such removal took place.
Information provided by the City of Kent Law Director.
Accountability is an important aspect underlying everything we do at the Kent Police Department. In fact, it is the top value listed in our Values Statement. Likewise, it is one of the Department's major goals: "To continuously evaluate and enhance our performance to better serve the community."
Feedback, both positive and negative, from the community is a critical piece in achieving that goal. It is direct information about what our community members think we're doing well, and where we need to improve. In either case, the best way to go about it is to call the 24/7 non-emergency phone number 330-673-7732, and ask to speak to the officer's shift supervisor. While speaking directly with a supervisor is the most effective route, for your convenience feedback can also be sent via email, where it will then be directed to the appropriate supervisor. When emailing feedback, please include as much detail as possible, and indicate whether or not you'd like to be contacted by the officer's supervisor.
Pick up a Towed Vehicle Release Form from the Police Station. A towed vehicle will only be released to the registered owner. A release form will not be given to an intoxicated person. While the release form may be picked up at any time, the tow companies charge extra to release a vehicle after regular business hours.