Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office
Sgt. Rick Sykes, Supervisor
The mission of those serving the Township of Chester as members of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is to work in conjunction with township officials to preserve public order, support the constitution of the State of MI, and enforce laws and ordinances of our state, county, and township in a professional and courteous manner.
For emergencies, call 911Law enforcement services are provided to the residents of Chester Township by the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office.
For other non-emergency law enforcement issues, call:
Ottawa County Central Dispatch - (800) 249-0911
Beginning in 2001, Chester Township chose to enhance policing efforts with the addition of a contracted community policing position through the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.
In addition to daily patrol duties, the deputy assigned to this position works closely with township officials to meet the concerns and requests of area residents. With a community focus in mind, the deputy also maintains an active relationship with area schools, churches, and multi-housing communities through involvement in events, fundraisers, and safety and awareness programs.
All requests for law enforcement service should be made to Central Dispatch at (800) 249-0911 (non-emergency) or in the case of an emergency, call 911 directly.Ottawa County Central Dispatch participates in the Smart911 program. Sign up for Smart911 and create your own Safety Profile to give 9-1-1 valuable information about yourself, family members, your home, pets and even vehicles that will automatically display on the 9-1-1 call taker's screen when you make an emergency call. It's private and secure and you control what information is in your profile. These details can save valuable seconds or even minutes during an emergency. More Information
Home Security Checks
Chester Township, through its community police officer, provides free vacation
security checks to its citizens who will be away from their homes, businesses, or
other facilities for a period of time. Deputies will periodically check the exterior
of the premises. This service is offered to deter potential burglars and provides
additional security for your property while it is unoccupied. Sign up at Sheriff’s
Office Home Security Check.
Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office Property Security Check
As part of the proactive approach that community policing strives to provide,
the deputy assigned to this position offers assistance in developing and maintaining
Neighborhood Watch programs. The Neighborhood Watch program is an effective crime
prevention program that brings citizens and the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office together
in order to deter crime in our communities. See the attached link for more information,
and contact Chester Township to speak with a deputy.
National Crime Prevention Council - Neighborhood Watch
Business Emergency Notificaton Form
Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office works along side Ottawa County Central Dispatch to maintain an informative contact list for local businesses. This contact list is used in the event that business owners or managers should be contacted during non-business hours. Provide your business contact information at the Chester Township office or Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office in West Olive.