Ottawa County, Michigan

Sheriff's Office

Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office
City of Coopersville

Sgt. Dennis Luce, Supervisor

Mission Statement

The mission of those serving the City of Coopersville as members of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is to preserve public order, support the constitution of the State of Michigan, and enforce all laws and ordinances of our state, county, and city while protecting the lives, property and rights, of all people in a professional and courteous manner.

Deputies Assigned to Coopersville

General Information

Effective January 9, 1996, the City of Coopersville entered into a contract with the County of Ottawa, through the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, to transfer its police functions and responsibilities to the sheriff’s office. The Sheriff's Office will continue to provide 24-hour law enforcement services to the City of Coopersville and their 4,275 residents.

The branch office for local Sheriff’s Office operations is located within the Coopersville City Hall building, located at 289 Danforth Street in the City of Coopersville. The Coopersville branch office at City Hall is open weekdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The office can be contacted at (616) 997-2128 for non-emergency questions or call the Sheriff's Office Headquarters at (888) 731-1001 or (616) 738-4000. The Sheriff’s Office is part of the Ottawa County Central Dispatch 911 System.

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. There is also a phone located in the lobby of the Coopersville Branch Office which has a direct line to Central Dispatch.

Northeast Ottawa Forum (NEO Forum)

The Northeast Ottawa Forum or the NEO Forum, is a program that provides counseling services, education, support and resources to all Coopersville Area Public Schools students and the community in order to reduce substance abuse, violence and juvenile delinquency.

The NEO Forum staff is a unique combination of a community counselor, Katie Walsh and a sheriff’s deputy, Brad Bennett who work together to teach local students about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco use as well as to provide counseling services to local children and families in need. Since the program began during the 1997-1998 school year, more youth are drug free and maintaining healthy lifestyles as well as interacting more positively with their peers and the community.

If you have any questions about the NEO Forum program or are seeking some help for your son or daughter, please, contact either Ms. Katie Walsh at (616) 997-3408 or (616) 997-3519 or Deputy Brad Bennett at (616) 997-3504.

Community Information

Local Parking

Vehicles may not be parked on any city street between the hours of 2:00am and 6:00am from November 1st through March 31st. Violating vehicles may be impounded and their owners charged for all costs and penalties. This is to assist our Department of Public Works during snow removal.

Residential & Business Property Checks

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office periodically checks the homes of residents who are on extended vacations. Contact the Coopersville Branch at (616) 997-2128 to register your residence.

Purchase Permit for a Hand Gun

An individual may apply for a License to Purchase a Pistol (LTP) at any police agency in the state that issues LTP forms. The purchaser must send the Michigan State Police (MSP) copy of the LTP to the agency that issued it.

Present a valid picture ID (such as a driver’s license) at the Sheriff's Office. A criminal records check will be conducted. Once the record check is completed, a permit will be issued and it MUST be used within 30 days or it is void. Once you have purchased your hand gun you MUST return the MSP Copy of the Application and License to Purchase a Pistol form to the Sheriff’s Office within 10 days.

If an individual purchases a pistol from a Federal Firearm Licensed (FFL) dealer, a LTP is not required. However, a Purchase Sales Record (PSR) must be completed and the seller’s FFL number must be recorded on that form. The purchaser must send the MSP copy of the PSR to the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where he/she resides.

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