Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office
Sgt. Brent Converse, Community Policing Supervisor
Sgt. David VanderPloeg, E-Unit Supervisor
The mission of those serving Park Township on behalf of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is to preserve public order, support the constitution of the State of Michigan, and enforce the laws and ordinances of our state, county, and township.
Deputies Assigned to Park Township
- Deputy Michael DeWitt, Community Policing
- Deputy Tonya Kimber, Community Policing
- Deputy Garry Fox, E-Unit
- Deputy Jack Maher, E-Unit
- Deputy Jack Seinen, E-Unit
- Deputy Larissa Jones, E-Unit
- Deputy Jason Quinn, E-Unit
- Deputy Brad Ayres, E-Unit
- Deputy Travis Hopkins, E-Unit
For the past 30 years, Park Township has partnered with Holland Township and with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office to supplement the basic road patrol services provided by the Sheriff’s Office. These added deputies and supervisors are funded with a township millage and provide for E-Unit (Paramedic/Police First Responders) and Community Policing Deputies that service Park Township.
The local branch office (work station) for the Sheriff’s Office is located in the rear of the Holland Charter Township Fire Station located at 12640 James Street in Holland. The office is not staffed on a 24 hour basis, and those needing law enforcement services are asked to call Ottawa County Central Dispatch at 911 (Emergency) or the non-emergency telephone number of (800) 249-0911 to have a deputy dispatched to your location. Park Township Hall is located at 52 N 152nd Ave in Holland.
The community policing unit focuses on resolving crime through proactive law enforcement initiatives by providing neighborhood crime prevention strategies, traffic control enforcement and education, ordinance enforcement, school resource deputies and programs, business contacts and training, and public assistance services.
The E-Unit (Emergency Unit) is how medical response is delivered in the township. The E-Units are staffed with Sheriff Deputies who are cross trained as Paramedics. When medical assistance is needed, both the E-Unit and an ambulance will respond. The E-Unit will offer medical treatment at the scene and will then turn the situation over to an ambulance upon their arrival for transportation to the hospital. The E-Units are considered to be Advanced Life Support Vehicles and are equipped with a multitude of life saving equipment that includes, but is not limited to cardiac monitor, defibrillator, intravenous fluids (IV’s), medications, oxygen, advanced airways, bandaging and splinting equipment. If you should ever need the services of an E-Unit please call 911.
In conjunction with the Ottawa County Health Department, there is a pharmaceutical collection box located in the lobby of the Health Department located at 12251 James Street for residents to dispose of unwanted drugs/medications.
Park Township has enacted an ordinance that regulates the ignition, discharge, and use of consumer fireworks. The use of consumer fireworks is only permitted on the day preceding, the day of, and the day after a national holiday. Consumer fireworks may not be discharged during the hours of 1:00am and 8:00am. Please refer to the township fireworks ordinance for a complete list of the rules and regulations pertaining to the use of consumer fireworks in Park Township.