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  • Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office News Release

    February 24 - May 12, 2015
    The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the 2015 Citizen Police Academy.
    View more information about Citizen Police Academy

    The AARP Driver Safety Course will be offered:

    Date: Oct. 1 and 2, 2014 (Wednesday and Thursday)
    Time: 9 am to 1 pm for 2 consecutive days
    Place: Ottawa County Fillmore St. Complex
    12220 Fillmore St. , West Olive, MI 49460

    To register: call 1-616-738-4042 or email: saustin@miottawa.org

    To receive your certificate you must attend all 8 hours of classroom instruction.
    Cost: $15 / AARP members; $20 / non-AARP members, collected at beginning of 1st class.

    The AARP Driver Safety Course teaches:
    • Defensive driving techniques
    • How to deal with aggressive drivers
    • how to safely use anti-lock brakes, airbags and safety belts
    • How to reduce traffic violations, crashes and chances for injury
    • Important facts about the effects of medication on driving
    • techniques for handling left turns, right-of way. blind spots and more...
    And there are no tests, You simply sign up and learn.


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To preserve public order, to support the constitution of the State of Michigan, and to enforce all laws and ordinances of our state, county, and townships.

This Mission can only be accomplished by effective performance of police presence 24 hours each day throughout the county. Effective performance includes a response to all requests for service and assistance and also thorough investigations of all criminal and traffic offenses. Performance is also reflected in our ability to offer a correctional environment that meets the needs of the criminal justice system and law enforcement agencies within the county. Two of the most important responsibilities accompanying this office have remained unchanged. Those are the enforcement of the law and the maintenance of a correctional facility.

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office continues to keep its public aware of issues pertaining to public safety by effective uses of the news media, crime prevention programs, and by being involved in the communities we represent. The men and women of this office have remained dedicated in the operations and delivery of professional law enforcement services to the citizens of our county and its visitors.

The members of the Sheriff's Office value the opportunity to serve the residents and visitors of Ottawa County.

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Gary A. Rosema


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