Ottawa County, Michigan

Sheriff's Office

Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office
Holland Charter Township

Sgt. Brent Converse, Community Policing Supervisor

Sgt. David Vanderploeg, E-Unit Supervisor

Mission Statement

The mission of those serving Holland Charter Township as members of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is to preserve public order, support the constitution of the State of Michigan, and enforce the laws and ordinances of our state, county and township.

Law Enforcement

For emergencies, call 911

Law enforcement services are provided to the residents of Holland Charter 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 Holland Charter Township

General Information

In 1975 E-Unit services were initiated through a partnership between the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and Holland and Park Townships as an extra voted millage as a means to supplement the basic sheriff road patrol services. During the 1980’s, the extra voted millage was increased to accommodate the increasing calls for illness/injury service and to add proactive community policing services for the residents, businesses and visitors to Holland Charter Township. Holland Charter Township is very diverse with residential, businesses and industrial facilities. The township is approx. 29 square miles and has a population of 35,636 (2010 census).

The branch office for the Holland area Sheriff’s Office operations is located in the rear of the Holland Charter Township Fire Station #2, located at 12640 James St (James St west of US31). The office is not staffed full time and those needing law enforcement services are asked to contact Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority, 1-800-249-0911 (non-emergency) or in the case of emergency, call 911 directly. Holland Charter Township Offices are located at 353 N 120th Ave and are open from 8a-5p.

Community Policing

The community policing unit focuses on resolving crime through proactive law enforcement initiatives by providing neighborhood crime prevention strategies, traffic control enforcement and education, ordinance enforcement, school resource officers and programs, business contacts and training and public assistance services.

E-Unit Program

The (Emergency Unit) or E-Unit is how medical first response is delivered in the township. The E-Units are staffed with Sheriff Deputies who are cross trained as Paramedics. When medical assistance is needed, both the E-Unit and an ambulance will respond. The E-Unit will offer medical treatment at the scene and will then turn the situation over to an ambulance upon their arrival for transportation to a medical facility. The E-Unit’s are considered to be Advanced Life Support vehicles and are equipped with a multitude of life saving equipment that includes, but is not limited to; Cardiac Monitor, Defibrillator, Pulse Oximetry, Capnography, Intravenous Fluids (IV’s), Medications, Oxygen, Advanced Airways, Bandaging/Splinting Equipment. If you should ever need to utilize the services of an E-Unit please call 911.

Community Information

Burning and Trash

Anyone who wants to burn branches and/or brush needs to have a burning permit. Permits can be obtained by calling the Township Office at 395-0196, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – Noon and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Permits are issued for up to three days, contingent on weather conditions.

The township does offer FREE disposal of trash and yard waste from April-October each year, for more information contact Holland Charter Township for dates and locations or visit www.hct.holland.mi.us/

Fireworks

Holland Charter Township has adopted a new ordinance regulating the ignition, discharge, and use of consumer fireworks. Please be advised that the use of consumer fireworks is only permitted on the day preceding, the day of, and the day after a national holiday. Consumer fireworks may not be discharged during the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Please review the Fireworks Ordinance for a complete list of the rules and regulations pertaining to the use of consumer fireworks in Holland Township.

Silent Observer

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.