Regular meetings (shown in bold) are held at 7:00 PM on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Kent County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO), located at 701 Ball Ave NE, unless otherwise noted.

December

  • December 2 (Saturday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science
      • 4463 Leonard St NW
      • Walker, MI 49534
  • December 9 (Saturday)
    • 1600 to 200, End-of-Year meeting and potluck

Past Events 2023

March

  • March 4 (Saturday)
    • PFT @ Seidman Park 1000
    • Pack Check
  • March 23
    • Comms cross meeting
    • Radio Training with the trailer
    • 800 MHz and HAM
  • March 25 (Saturday)
    • K9 Training, 10:00 am to around 2:00 pm
    • Crossroads Middle School:
      • 4400 Ambrose Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

April

  • April 1 (Saturday)
    • CPR / AED, First Aid @ KCSO
  • April 1 (Saturday)
    • K9 Training, 10 am to 2:00 pm
    • Comstock Park High School:
      • 150 Six Mile Rd. NE
      • Comstock Park, MI 49321
  • April 6 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 pm to around 8:30 pm
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • West Michigan Academy of Environmental Sciences:
      • 4463 Leonard St NW
      • Walker, MI 49534
    • This training will be outside, so come prepared for the weather!
  • April 13 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 pm to around 8:30 pm
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Kent District Library – Walker Branch:
      • 4293 Remembrance Road NW
      • Grand Rapids, MI 49534
  • April 20 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 pm to around 8:30 pm
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Millennium Park:
      • 1415 Maynard Ave SW
      • Walker, MI 49534
  • April 27
    • Mapping / Navigation
    • Paper Maps
    • SARTOPO
  • April 29 (Saturday)

May

  • May 4 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 pm to around 8:30 pm
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Rockford Community Cabin:
      • 200 N Monroe St
      • Rockford, MI  49341
  • May 6 (Saturday)
    • Ottawa County Exercise
  • May 11 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 pm to around 8:30 pm
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Palmer Park:
      • 1275 52nd St SW
      • Wyoming, MI 49509
  • May 18 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 pm to around 8:30 pm
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Richmond Park:
      • 963 Richmond St NW
      • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • May 20 (Saturday)
    • Land Nav 1-3 (FBET)
  • May 25 (FIELD)
    • Search Techniques
    • Kent County Sheriff-South Substation / Prairie Wolf Park
      • 8557 Kalamazoo SE
      • Caledonia, MI 49316
    • Please park in the top lot!

June

  • June 1 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, canceled
  • June 8 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 pm to around 8:30 pm
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Wahlfield Park
      • 6811 Alpine Ave
      • Alpine Township, MI 49321
  • June 15 (Thursday)
    • K9 Scent Collection Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Kate’s House
  • June 17 (Saturday)
    • SAR Teams Skills Challenge
    • 10 AM to 2 PM
    • Palmer Park (Shelter C):
      • 1275 52nd St SW
      • Wyoming, MI 49509
  • June 20 (Tuesday)
    • Airport Exercise (GRR)
    • 8 AM – about Noon
  • June 22 (KCSO)
    • Crime Scene Awareness
  • June 24 (Saturday, FBET)
    • Land Nav Practical $30
  • June 29 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 pm to around 8:30 pm
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Millennium Park
      • 1415 Maynard Ave SW
      • Grand Rapids, MI 49534
      • Staging will be on the Meadows side which is on the east side of Maynard. 

July

  • July 6 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 pm to around 8:30 pm
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Townsend Park
      • 8260 6 Mile Rd NE
      • Rockford, MI  49341
      • Staging will be at the parking lot near the middle of the park.
  • July 13 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 pm to around 8:30 pm
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Palmer Park 
      • 1275 52nd St SW
      • Wyoming, MI
  • July 20 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training – canceled
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Burton Park 
      • 6805 Burton St SE
      • Grand Rapids, MI  49546
  • July 27
    • KCSO

August

  • August 1 (Tuesday)
    • National Night Out
    • 7979 Kalamazoo Ave SE
    • Byron Center, MI 49315
    • National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
    • https://natw.org/about/
  • August 3 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Burton Park 
      • 7000 Windcrest St SE (due to limited parking in Burton Park)
      • Grand Rapids, MI  49546
    • We really could use flankers and hiders. Team members, your family and friends are welcome to join us.
  • August 10 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Comstock Park High School 
      • 150 6 Mile Rd NE
      • Comstock Park, MI  49321
  • August 15 (Tuesday)
    • Save the date – Dam Exercise in Newaygo
  • August 17 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science 
      • 4463 Leonard St NW
      • Walker, MI 49534
  • August 24 (FIELD)
    • Land Nav training
    • Moved to KCSO due to weather
      • Please bring your map tools, we’ll be doing tabletop exercises
    • Knapp Forest Elementary
      • 4243 Knapp Valley Dr
      • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • August 31 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Residential Address 
      • 7881 Carlisle Court
      • Byron Center MI 4931

September

  • September 7 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Palmer Park 
      • 1275 52nd St SW
      • Wyoming, MI 49509
  • September 9 (Saturday, Seidman Park)
    • Pack Check
    • PFT
  • September 14 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Seidman Park 
      • 8155 Conservation St NE
      • Ada, MI  49301
      • We are staging at the parking lot on Conservation.
  • September 21 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Roselle Park
      • 1010 Grand River Dr NE
      • Ada, MI  49301
  • September 28 (Fallasburg Park Disc Gold)
    • Survival and Improvisation
    • Build a fire
    • Build an improvised shelter
    • Location:
      • 1124 Fallasburg Park Dr NE
      • Lowell, MI 49331
  • September 30 (Saturday)
    • PFT (Personal Fitness Test)
    • Location:
      • Seidman Park
      • 8155 Conservation Road
      • Ada, MI 49301

October

  • October 5 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Millennium Park
      • 1415 Maynard Ave SW
      • Walker, MI 49534
      • Staging will be back by the beach area which is on the west side of Maynard.
  • October 7 – 8 (Saturday – Sunday)
    • K-9 One hosts “Halloween Camp”
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org for more information
  • October 12 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Knapp Valley Forest 
      • 4243 Knapp Valley Dr NE
      • Grand Rapids, MI  49525
      • Park behind Knapp Forest Elementary. Take Alcott Ave just west of the school.
  • October 21 (Saturday)
    • K9 Retirement Party for Cletus
    • Noon to 2 PM
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Palmer Park
      • 1275 52nd St SW
      • Wyoming, MI 49509
  • October 26
    • Meeting in the KCSO EOC with the Crime Scene Unit

November

  • November 4 (Saturday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Wahlfield Park 
      • 6811 Alpine Ave
      • Alpine Township, MI 49321
  • November 11 (Saturday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Millennium Park
      • 1415 Maynard Ave SW
      • Walker, MI 49534
        • We will be parking on the East side of Maynard which has a sign that says Meadows.
  • November 18 (Saturday, Seidman Park)
    • Pack Check
    • PFT
  • November 18 (Saturday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Wabasis Lake Park
      • 11220 Springhill Dr
      • Greenville, MI 48833
        • Staging will be to the right as you pull into the park, in the parking lot by the maintenance building.
  • November 23
    • Thanksgiving – NO MEETING