Safety and Security

Safety Department

Safety Department

6230 Kalamazoo Ave

Kentwood, MI 49508


Our main office is located at East Kentwood High School

in the Grand Foyer just inside the Door "K" entrance.



The primary purpose of the Kentwood Public Schools Safety Department is to assist in providing a safe and secure atmosphere for the educational environment of our students and staff.


The KPS Safety Department works in collaboration with our student body, parents/guardians, staff, administrators and local law enforcement to provide a safe and secure learning environment.  Our 15 staff work with students and staff in various buildings and in many different capacities.  


To report a non-emergency school related incident:

During school hours contact: (616) 698-6700 ext. 42376
After school or weekends contact: (616) 698-6700 ext. 42376 and leave a message.


Chad Songer

Safety Director
Phone: 616-698-6700
Extension: 42300

Marquis Buggs

Safety Coordinator
Phone: 616-698-6700
Extension: 42332

Julie Didion-Bayne

Safety Coordinator
Phone: 616-698-6700
Extension: 42329

Bonnie Geurink-Koetsier

Phone: 616-698-6700
Extension: 42377

To anonymously report a crime:


To contact local law enforcement:



For Network 180/Mental Heath Resources:

Network 180 Crisis Response Team:


Suicide Prevention Lifeline:


Crisis Text Line: 741741