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Sheriff's Office

Road Patrol - Uniform Operations

Captain David VanderPloeg
12220 Fillmore Street
West Olive, MI 49460
Phone: (616) 738-4010
Fax: (616) 738-4061

Captain Jake Sparks
Phone: (616) 994-4710

The Operations part of the Road Patrol Unit is comprised of command staff and road patrol deputies who are funded by the County of Ottawa. Captain VanderPloeg and Captain Sparks also oversee the Traffic Services Unit, Marine Unit, Honor Guard, Dive Team, Victim Services Unit and K9 Unit.

The command staff is made up of:

  • Sgt. Derek Gerencer – Training Sergeant
  • Sgt. Dennis Luce – Administrative Sergeant
  • Sgt. Chris Dill
  • Lt. James Douglas
  • Sgt. Mike Hallmeyer
  • Sgt. Matt Wildfong
  • Sgt. Nick Knott
  • Lt. Eric Westveer

The road patrol deputies are divided into quadrants throughout the county as follows.

Holland/Zeeland (Southwest) Patrol Area

Day Shift

Deputy Brent Brown
Deputy Mike Roelofs
Deputy Matt VanLiere
Deputy Travis Babcock

Night Shift

Deputy Hunter Hull
Deputy Nate McDaid
Deputy Erick Porter
Deputy Thomas Steffes

Jenison (Southeast) Patrol Area

Day Shift

Deputy Bill Cousins
Deputy Marty Fish

Night Shift

Deputy Dean Hanson
Deputy Adam Schaller

Marne (Northeast) Patrol Area

Day Shift

Deputy Meri-Beth Brouwer
Deputy Ryan Huizenga

Night Shift

Deputy Dustin Updyke
Deputy Greg Walski

Spring Lake Township (Northwest) Patrol Area

Day Shift

Deputy Scott Ippel
Deputy Mitch Kneibel

Night Shift

Deputy Tim Zeerip

Grand Haven Township (Western) Patrol Area

Day Shift

Deputy Frank Dobroc
Deputy Jeff Somers

Night Shift

Deputy Cassie Tolman
Deputy Brandon Fisk

Traffic Services Unit

Deputy David Tuttle

Animal Control Unit

Deputy Luke Wiersma

Dive Team/Marine Unit

Sgt. Jon Knott

In addition to the deputies assigned to a quadrant of the county, we have K-9 deputies who patrol the entire county and are available for canine calls, as well as, regular calls for service. Currently, our K-9 deputies are Deputy Mark Busse with Canine Andy, Deputy Jeremy Osbun with Canine Kyan, and Deputy Chris Armstrong with Canine Blitz, and Deputy Tony Stariha with Canine Pappy. As well as our Traffic Services Unit, Animal Control Unit, Marine Unit, and Dive Team.