Law Enforcement

Provided by the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department and the Michigan State Police.

Law Enforcement

Emergencies 911
Ottawa County Central Dispatch
(800) 249-0911
Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office
(800) 738-4000

For emergencies, call 911


Community Policing

Deputy Jon Smoes and Deputy Travis Babcock are assigned as Community Police Officers to Spring Lake Township. They work closely with the community in a proactive effort to prevent crime and promote safety. They can be contacted with area patrol requests or other neighborhood concerns; however if you need an officer dispatched immediately please call one of the dispatch numbers listed above.

Deputy Travis Babcock

Deputy Travis Babcock

Ottawa County Deputy Sheriff

616-738-4000, ext. *1483#
tbabcock@miottawa.org

Deputy Jon Smoes

Deputy Jon Smoes

Ottawa County Deputy Sheriff

616-738-4000, ext. *3006#
jsmoes@miottawa.org


Home Security Checks

Spring Lake Township, through its community policing officer, provides free vacation security checks to its citizens who will be away from their homes, businesses, or other facilities for a period of time. Deputies will periodically check the exterior of the property. This service is offered to deter potential burglars and provides additional security while your property is unoccupied.

Any resident that will be out of the area may use the program, whether you are leaving for a short time or if you will be gone for several months. To request a property check, please submit the Property Check Form at least a week prior to your departure. Forms can also be picked up at Township Hall, or you can call Deputy Babcock at 616-738-4000 Ext *1483#.

Property Check Form

Smart 9-1-1

Ottawa County Central Dispatch is participating in the Smart911 program. Sign up for Smart911 and create your own Safety Profile to give 9-1-1 valuable information about yourself, family members, your home, pets and even vehicles that will automatically display on the 9-1-1 call taker’s screen when you make an emergency call. It’s private and secure and you control what information is in your profile. These details can save valuable seconds or even minutes during an emergency


Pedestrians on Roadways

Pedestrians on highways; violation as civil infraction.