Kent County Sheriff Department is now accepting applications

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for their fall Citizen Police Academy.  The academy will run September 10, 2015 – November 19, 2015. Classes meet once a week for eleven weeks. Classes are held on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The last session of the Academy is graduation. Classes are held at the Kent County Sheriff’s Office 701 Ball Ave NE Grand Rapids. Entrance Requirements Potential candidates for the Citizen Police Academy must meet the following criteria: Minimum age of 21 Live or work in Kent County No Misdemeanor arrests within one year of application No prior felony arrests The students will also have the opportunity to ride with a Deputy to get a glimpse of what a typical patrol night might be like in Kent County. Enrollment is limited to approximately twenty five students per session. For more information on the Citizen’s Police Academy and the selection process please contact: Sandi Jones 616-632-6221 Or visit our website at

Grant Applications Being Accepted by Community Endowment

March 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Area Community Endowment is accepting grant applications for consideration by April 1, 2009. The Endowment mission is “to provide grants and gifts for charitable programs and organizations to encourage scientific, literary, recreational and educational activities throughout the Rockford community, including the encouragement of the arts.” It is the intention of the Endowment to provide funding opportunities that fill voids rather than compete with already established organizations. The Endowment serves the greater Rockford area, which includes the townships of Algoma, Cannon, Courtland and Plainfield and the City of Rockford. Past successful grant applications have included the funding of trailhead improvements to the new Cannon Township Trail, landscaping improvements to the entrance of North Rockford Middle School, National Night Out activities, and improvements to Algoma Townships Veterans Memorial Park. Grant applications can be found at, click on community and then Rockford Area Community Endowment.