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Core Values, Vision, and Mission Statement of the

Ottawa County

Sheriff's Office

  ...enforcing all laws to preserve public order, reduce crime and provide safe and secure environments in our communities.  

Steve A. Kempker
Ottawa County Sheriff

Operational Changes to Prevent COVID-19

To protect all of our customers and staff, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office has made some temporary changes to the way we are delivering service. Before visiting our office, please check the red banner in the upper right corner “COVID-19 Limited Operations, Procedures and Closures” to see if you will need an appointment or if the service should be completed via phone or electronic device. To report re-opening issues and/or suspected violations please contact us at,


Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (800) 249-0911

Core Values

Annual Report Professionalism: We shall maintain a commitment to the highest standards of personal and organizational excellence.

Respect: Treat all people as you would want to be treated.

Integrity: We are committed to the highest standards of honesty and ethical conduct which is the basis for community trust.

Dedication: To the citizens we serve and to one another.

Excellence: We are dedicated law enforcement professionals committed to the community, sensitive to the needs and wants of our citizens, holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of excellence and achievement.

Equality & Diversity: We will act with fairness, restraint and impartiality.

Our Vision

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office envisions a safe, secure community where the rights, history and culture of each citizen is valued. We will achieve this vision by collaborating with our communities to identify and solve public safety problems and improve the quality of life in Ottawa County. We will be an organization in which each employee embraces integrity as the cornerstone upon which the public's trust is built. We will foster an environment of honesty, trust and mutual respect in which the Sheriff's Office and the community work together.

Our Mission

To provide professional, ethical law enforcement and correctional services, focusing on customer service. To support the Constitution of the United States and to enforce all laws to preserve public order, reduce crime and provide safe and secure environments in our communities.

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The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office is committed to serving you.

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