Public Safety Services


The Public Safety Officers are made up of people with backgrounds as Police Officers, Fireman, and Paramedics who are all here to serve the Sandy Pines Community to the best of their ability. The Public Safety Patrol staff is trained in First Aid, CPR and use of an AED. We have 6 full time officers, 5 part time officers, and many seasonal officers.

If you have an emergency please call 911 first and then the Public Safety Office at 616.896.9006! Our medically trained staff is able to respond faster.



Main Gate
24 hours/day, 365 days/year

Phase 3
(Open between Memorial Day & Labor Day Weekend)

Monday - Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Contact Information

Telephone: (616) 896-9006
Fax: (616) 896-7286

Emergency Services Director:
Steve Deyarmond

Security Services Director:
Keith Garvelink



Public Safety News


Team Promotions

With the beginning of our new fiscal year we are proud to announce many team promotions! Keith Garvelink Keith Garvelink dropped his Interim status and was promoted to our Security Services Director. Keith has done a commendable job in bringing his skills and knowledge to the security department that is supported by the skilled staff he has hired and employs in…

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October 2018 Emergency Services Update

Phase 4 Storm Shelter BY STEVE DEYARMOND The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $2,822,855 in Pre-Disaster Mitigation funds to Salem Township for the construction of a safe room in Sandy Pines. Sandy Pines, Salem Township and Allegan County Emergency Management have worked together in writing and securing grant…

Phone Outage

VOIP Phone Outage

10-23-18 Update The VOIP system was still down on Monday, October 22nd when the Admin Offices closed at 4:00 pm. As this morning the all phones are back up and working. 10-22-18 Original Post As of Monday, October 22nd at 1:59 pm we started experiencing issues with our VOIP internet-based phone system. While Member Service,…

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Phase 2 Gate Closure

The Phase 2 Gate is closed due to damage from a car fire on Sunday, October 21st. The car caught fire near the gate and gate controls.  The fire caused extensive damage to the gate area.  The pavement is buckled, the card reader is melted and there is damage to the gate. Fortunately no one…

September 2018 Public Safety Office Update

BY KEITH GARVELINK Security Services Incidents for July July was an exceptionally busy month for Security Services. The total number of incidents investigated was 159. Following is a summary of activity for July. Water Assists: 1 Parking Complaints: 6 Electrical Fire: 1 Medical: 19 Natural Death: 1 Conduct Violations: 4 Misc. Rule Violations: 6 Larceny:…


8/28 Storm Cleanup

Numerous storms hit the park in the last couple of days providing heavy rain and high winds. On Tuesday morning 8/28 a tree near Bunker Hill was struck by lightning and came down on a Charter/Spectrum fiber line which knocked out internet for the entire park and surrounding areas. The line was repaired and back…

Help Stop the Spread of Hepatitis A

Public health officials and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are continuing to see an elevated number of hepatitis A cases in the state. Since the beginning of the outbreak in August 2016, public health response has included increased healthcare awareness efforts, public notification and education, and outreach with vaccination clinics for…

Halloween Costume Contest Winners

The Sandy Pines Public Safety Department hosted a Costume Contest on Saturday during Halloween in July. While PSO Chris Munley was out trick or treating with kids, members captured photos with their kids and Officer Munley. Photos were posted on our Sandy Pines Facebook Page, a winner was chosen and they received a big bowl…

Donated Stuffed Animals

Member, Marian VandenBrink, has donated a number of stuffed animals to the Safety Office. Our staff has been handing these stuffed animals out to children, when appropriate. We wish to extend our thanks to Marian for her generosity!

Parking Signs at the CC’s

Members will soon see signs regarding parking and unauthorized vehicles at CCs. Section XI item G, of the Handbook states that there is to be no overnight or overflow parking at the CCs and that a $100 fine will be assessed for violations. This was a chronic problem last year with numerous incidents of CCs…

Memorial Day Flea Market
May 25, 2019

4th of July Fireworks
June 29, 2019

Vacation Bible School
July 29-Aug 2, 2019

Christmas In August
August 9-11, 2019