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Dive Unit

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office Dive Team is comprised of one sergeant and twelve deputies. The team is responsible for water related incidents within Ottawa County such as drowning, near drowning, evidence and stolen property recoveries. The divers are trained to dive in poor conditions such as zero visibility, under the ice, in river currents, and night dives. The divers are equipped with dry suits and full-face AGA masks, as well as wireless diver-to-surface communication in order to keep the divers as safe as possible. To further aid in the location of items underwater, the dive team utilizes side scan sonar, an underwater camera, and an underwater metal detector.


Steve Kempker
  • Steve Kempker, Sheriff
Valerie Weiss
  • Valerie Weiss, Undersheriff


  • 12220 Fillmore Street
    West Olive, MI 49460
  • Phone: (616) 738-4000
    FAX: (616) 738-4062
  • In Ottawa County:
    (888) 731-1001
  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm

County Jail

  • 12130 Fillmore Street
    West Olive, MI 49460
  • Phone: (616) 786-4140
  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm

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