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Michigan Sheriff's Association

Kent County

Sheriff: Sheriff Lawrence Stelma

Address: 701 Ball Ave N.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Telephone: 616-632-6100


Larry Stelma began his career at Kent County Sheriff Department as a deputy in January in 1972. He then transferred to the Detective Bureau in 1979. From there, he was promoted to a number of different positions like Sergeant, Lieutenant, Road Patrol Division Shift Commander, Captain, Undersheriff, and finally was elected Kent County Sheriff in 2001.  Sheriff Stelma is a graduate of Cornerstone University, the FBI National Academy, National Sheriffs’ Institute and the Secret Service Dignitary Protection. Sheriff Stelma is Chairman of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Association, Children’s Assessment Center Board Member, Metropolitan Enforcement team Board Member and numerous other committees ranging from technology to jail overcrowding.