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Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office
Chester Township

Sgt. Dennis Luce, Supervisor

Mission Statement

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.

Law Enforcement

For emergencies, call 911

Law 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

Deputies Assigned to Chester Township

General Information

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

Neighborhood Watch

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.

Silent Observer Tips

Help solve crimes & share information.

Silent Observer Tips can be made by telephone at (877) 88-SILENT (745368), or through the web or text by sending "OCMTIP," plus your message to 274637. View more information.

CONTACT US

Chester Township

  • Sgt. Dennis Luce
  • Phone: (616) 997-2128
    Deputy Dispatch: (800) 249-0911 EMERGENCIES: 9-1-1 FAX: (616) 997-8025
  • Office Hours
    Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 4:00pm