Ottawa County offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day.

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 J Douglas
Phone: (616) 738-4629

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 Douglas also oversee the Traffic Services Unit, Marine Unit, Honor Guard, Dive Team, Drone Team and K9 Unit.

The command staff is made up of:

  • Lt. Eric Westveer
  • Lt. Nick Knott
  • Sgt. Derek Gerencer – Training Sergeant
  • Sgt. Jon Knott – Marine/Dive Sergeant
  • Sgt. Matt Wildfong
  • Sgt. Chris Dill
  • Sgt. Keith Biros
  • Sgt. Jon Smoes
  • Sgt. Eric DeBoer
  • Sgt. Chris Koster