Kids ages 17, under invited to swim, bike, run with officers

The Rockford Area Kids Triathlon will be held on July 10, at the Rockford High School. All proceeds benefit the local DARE and Explorers Program. Pictured are (left to right), Sgt. Kevin Sweeney of the Michigan State Police, F/Lt. Chris McIntire of the Michigan State Police, Deputy Tonya Walkons of the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, and Jason Bradley of the Rockford City Police Department.

Having a great time with lots of law enforcement officers is just one benefit of signing up for this year’s Triathlon to be held at Rockford High School Saturday, July 10 starting at 9 a.m. Kids who participate—with or without their parents—will enjoy a well deserved sense of accomplishment when they have completed the three-part […]

Lieutenant Stewart named Emergency Manager of the Year

Jack A. Stewart received the prestigious Professional Emergency Manager of the Year award by the Michigan Emergency Management Association (MEMA) at the annual MEMA Summit in Traverse City on October 14, 2009. This award recognizes contributions and innovations affecting the advancement of emergency management through training, planning, operations, techniques, programs and leadership. Lt. Stewart is a certified trainer of […]

Alcohol, speed contributed to early morning crash

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Investigators say alcohol was a factor in a one-car crash that happened just after 2 a.m. the morning of Friday, August 7. The Kent County Sheriff Department is investigating the accident that occurred on Kies Street west of Myers Lake Avenue. They say a 2006 Chevy Cobalt was traveling eastbound on Kies when it left […]

Children receive free ID in Rockford

NO MORE INK—Fingerprint images are now taken with this digital device.

by MITCH HARVATIN The Kent County Sheriff’s Department (KCSD), Rockford Police/Ambulance, Cannon Township Fire Department and Greater Grand Rapids Safe Kids along with Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital participated in the Free Child ID program held at Rockford Christian School, 6060 Belding Rd., on Thursday, July 30, sponsored by the Rockford Masonic Lodge #246. One hundred […]

Patrol extended in Cannon Twp. through Sept. 7

by MITCH HARVATIN The Kent County Sheriff’s Department (KCSD) and Cannon Township have teamed up to fight crime overnight. Cannon Township has hired the KCSD to patrol extra hours after township officials saw a growth in crime productivity, especially in the Lake Bella Vista area. “We see a spike in calls during the summer time, […]