Deputy Chiefs of Police

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Deputy Police Chief

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Scott Rifenberg was born in Holland and raised in Grand Rapids. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.

Deputy Chief Rifenberg began his career with the GRPD in 1996, serving on patrol in the West and South Service Areas, as well as spending six years with the Special Response Team (SRT). In September 2003, he was assigned to an acting Sergeant role and served the Southwest Service Area. After his promotion to Sergeant in August 2004 he held assignments in the South and East Service Areas, as well as the Vice Unit and SRT. In January 2014 he was assigned as a Watch Commander in an acting Lieutenant role. He was officially promoted to Lieutenant in November 2014 and assigned to command the SRT. Upon being promoted to Captain in July 2016, he commanded the newly formed Central Service Area.

His additional duties throughout his career have included Field Training Officer (FTO), Firearms Instructor and Use of Force Instructor. He is a graduate of the department's Leadership Institute and was nominated for Officer of the Year in 2000 and 2007. Throughout his career Deputy Chief Rifenberg has been awarded a Commendation Award, four Team Performance Awards, an Achievement Award, three Meritorious Unit Citations, a Chief's Citation, and several Letters of Recognition. Deputy Chief Rifenberg and his wife, Shannon, have three daughters.


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David Kiddle

Deputy Police Chief

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David Kiddle has been a member of the GRPD since 1992 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice, both from Michigan State University. His duties as an officer included assignments in Patrol, the Detective Unit, the Staff Services Bureau, and the Training Bureau. He also served as a Field Training Officer during this time. After being promoted to Sergeant in 1999, Deputy Chief Kiddle worked as a patrol supervisor and as the Coordinator of Special Events.With his promotion to Lieutenant in 2004, he held the roles of Watch Commander, Administrative Lieutenant assigned to the East Service Area, and Commander of the Internal Affairs Unit. Deputy Chief Kiddle was named Acting Captain in September 2007, and was assigned as the Commander of the Support Services Division. He continued in this role after his promotion to Captain in April 2008, and he served in this position until being named Deputy Chief over Administrative and Investigative Services, in March 2015.

Deputy Chief Kiddle is a graduate of the 241st Session of the FBI National Academy, the 70th session of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, the Central Michigan University Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute, and the 2007 Class of Leadership Grand Rapids. He helped develop, and has coordinated, many sessions of the Grand Rapids Police Department's Leadership Institute and is also an instructor of Ethics and First Aid/CPR.From 2006 until 2007, he served as President of the Grand Rapids Police Command Officers Association. Deputy Chief Kiddle serves as the Department’s representative to the City’s Emergency Preparedness Core Team, as well as to the Law Enforcement Terrorist Prevention Activities and Critical Infrastructure committees of the Region Six Homeland Security Grant Program.He also serves as a representative with the Law Enforcement Risk Advisory Board of the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority, and he actively participates with the Kent County Dispatch Authority. Throughout his tenure with the Department, Deputy Chief Kiddle has received three Meritorious Unit Citations and numerous Letters of Recognition.

Deputy Chief Kiddle and his wife, Kimberly, have a son and a daughter.