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    Chief of Police Warrants "Well Done" Roast

Chief Kevin BelkWith 34 years on the force and six as the Top Cop, Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk's retirement warrants further investigation.  We're taking the case to roast him 'well-done" at Silent Observer's annual event.

Join us as we invoke the right to take hilarious action against this officer of outstanding merit with the help of our team of toast detectives - Rick Huisman (Boys & Girls Club), Ralph Mason (Ret. GRPD), Sheriff Larry Stelma and John Zimmerman (Fifth Third Bank).

We'll also be joined by a lineup of honorary head investigators - "Officer" J.C. Huizenga (everyone knows J.C.), "Constable" Harry Dolan (former GRPD Chief), "Agent" Bill Hegarty (Retired GRPD Chief), "Anaylst" Kurt Kimball (Retired GR City Manager) - and our confession-driven emcee Ambassador Peter Secchia.

Join us at the crime scene at the Downtown Market on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $50 each and there are many sponsorship opportunities available.  Simply call 616.454.9110 for more information.

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Silent Observer wishes to thank our wonderful sponsors for their generosity and support.

Chief Sponsor (Presenting) - Meijer


Captain Sponsors - J.C. and Tammy Huizenga, The Peter F. Secchia Family, and the Douglas and Maria DeVos Foundation

Lieutenant Sponsors - Dave & Carol Van Andel Foundation and

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan - Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI

For almost 42 years, Silent Observer has been an essential partner to law enforcement agencies around West Michigan in solving crime and bringing criminals to justice.  Silent Observer is a citizen-run charitable organization that empowers people to take back their streets and rewards them for protecting their neighborhoods.  Today, with nearly 2,500 crimes solved and $4 Million is property recovered or seized by police, Silent Observer leverages technology to enable anonymous crime tip reporting by phone, text, web and smart phone app.  Every day, tips to Silent Observer help solve crimes such as murder, rape, assault, crimes against children, kidnapping, armed robbery, and burglary; locate fugitives from justice; and make schools safer by getting weapons and drugs out of classrooms. 

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Silent Observer dedicated this beautiful bench during the Candlelight Vigil on the National Day of Remembrance & Hope for ALL victims of crime.

granite bench dedicated to victms of crime

This bench, which sits at the Kent County Courthouse, is in remembrance of all those who have lost a loved one to crime or have experienced crime in their lives.


Rock The Mic on June 24, 2012

The 2012 Rock the Mic winners were: Annie Wildgen, Steven Truth Malcolm & Kaee Skwair

You can hear their songs and other top 10 finalists here!


Thanks to Harvey Automotive Group for the use of this beautiful Cadillac Escalade!

Escalade donated by Harvey Automotive Group

Harvey Automotive Group