Search Inmates in Kent County, Michigan. Results May Include: Arrests, Bookings, Arrest Date, Mugshot, Sentence, Offense, Court File #, MCL #, Conviction Type, Probation Sentences, Supervision Conditions.

Kent County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Kent County is located in the west central region of the Michigan. It was created in 1831 and named in honor of the New York jurist who represented Michigan Territory over the Toledo Strip dispute with Ohio, James Kent. The county seat is Grand Rapids. The zip codes in Kent County are 48809, 49501, 49503, 49502, 49505, 49504, 49507, 49506, 49509, 49508, 49512, 49518, 49519, 49525, 49534, 49530, 48838, 49301, 49546, 49544, 49302, 49548, 49306, 49315, 49316, 49319, 49321, 49326, 49325, 49330, 49331, 49341, 49343, 49345, 49355, 49351, and 49418.

The head law enforcement officer in Kent County is Sheriff Lawrence A. Stelma. His second-in-command is Undersheriff Michelle Young. You can reach either of these officers at (616) 632-6100. The Chief Deputy of the Law Enforcement Divisions is Kevin Kelley. You can email him directly at [email protected]. The Chief Deputy of the Corrections Division is Chuck Dewitt. You can contact him via email at [email protected].

Kent County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 701 Ball Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: (616) 632-6100

Fax: (616) 632-6122

Inmate Search in Kent County Jail

The Kent County Correctional Facility maintains an

of inmates currently housed in the jail. If you wish to find an inmate here, you can search the database using the inmate’s last name, first name, or booking date range. Each inmate’s record will contain the following information: inmate’s full name, age, sex, race, booking photo, booking #, RID#, FBI#, SID#, booking date, eye color, hair color, height, weight, and status. The charge information is also listed in the inmate’s file.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

All visitations at the Kent County Correctional Facility are via video. ALl visits must be scheduled 24 hours prior to the intended visit. This may be done online using the Renovo Visitor Website. Visits can also be scheduled over the phone between 9am to 9pm by calling (616) 632-6383. A kiosk in the visiting lobby can also be used to schedule visits.

Visitors are required to check in 20 minutes before the scheduled visit. General population inmates are allowed 1 visit per week, a maximum of 2 visitors per session. Working trustees are allowed 3 visits per week, a maximum of 2 visitors per session. Visiting hours are as follows:

Mon-Fri: All inmates can visit from 8:00am to 11:00am; 1:00pm to 5:00pm; 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Sat-Sun: All inmates can visit from 8:00am to 11:00am; 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Additional visits can be purchased per week for $15.

At-home visits can take place 7 days a week from 8:00am to 11:00am; 1:00pm to 5:00pm; and 7:00pm to 10:00pm. A 25-minute visit costs $10 and a 10-minute visit costs $4.

Inmates are also allowed to receive mail. All envelopes must be addressed in the following manner:

Kent County Correctional Facility

[Inmate’s Full Name]

703 Ball Avenue, NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

A full return address and name of sender must be included. All incoming mail will be opened and inspected for contraband before it is delivered. Incoming mail cannot contain glitter, staples, lottery tickets, identification cards, obscene photos. newspaper articles, lipstick, crayon colored pictures, and any items related to gangs.

A cashiers check or money order can be mailed to an inmate. Money may also be brought to the jail in person, and placed into the respective account using the kiosks located in both the visitor’s and accounting lobby. Family and friends can also call (866) 345-1884 or go online at to deposit funds.

Working at the Kent County Sheriff’s Office:

A County Patrol Officer for the Kent County Sheriff’s Office is a full-time employee paid an hourly salary of $24.56. The duties and responsibilities of this position include enforcing laws and traffic regulations; investigating crime; utilizing crime prevention techniques; and providing general assistance to the public.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows:

– MCOLES certified or certifiable

– a valid, unrestricted Michigan Driver’s License

– no felony convictions

– Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field

– demonstrated work experience in law enforcement.

You can apply for this position with the Kent County Sheriff’s Office here.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

A sex offender is a person who has been convicted for a sex offense such as rape, prostitution, and child pornography. According to federal law, a sex offender must register his information with local law enforcement to be filed in the state and national sex offender databases. To find sex offenders living in Kent County, you can visit

The Michigan State Police cannot guarantee that the information in the database is 100% accurate as some offenders do not register their information. This is why you may get search results that only list last known addresses.

Bail and Bondsman

A person charged with a crime in Kent County may be asked to pledge money with the court in exchange for his temporary release while awaiting trial. This money is called bail and it is used to guarantee the defendant’s appearance in court for trial. Failure to appear will result in the money getting forfeited.

A bondsman can act as a surety, signing a bond with the court on behalf of a defendant who cannot post bail on his own. The bondsman usually charges 10% of the bail amount as his non-refundable fee.

Kent County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined1221
Avg Daily Population1243
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll303
Full time total employees303
Total salaries and wages21608286
Other operating expenditures7965703
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etc41873
Year of original construction1994
Year of major renovationnot applicable


Kent County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016351,974
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016340,131
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 201611,843
Unemployment Rate, 20163.4
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201554,550
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Kent County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201490,457
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201514.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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