Public Safety Services

Main Gate Entrance Public Safety Office

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

Guest Entry Procedures

April Letter From The Chairman of the Board By Don Van Doeselaar Over the years, Sandy Pines has become a very popular place to spend time with family and friends. What started out as place for member/owner and immediate family to enjoy camping and recreational activities now includes grandchildren, grandparents, in-laws, significant others and associate…

Seasonal Public Safety Officer

Job Description The Public Safety Officer is a multi-faceted role that includes customer service, office management, safety and security knowledge, and communication responsibilities. This is a seasonal entry-level position only that will run from April 16th to October 16th. Applicant will need to be willing to work any shift, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, and be…

Outdoor Security Cameras

Internet via your installed modem is a seasonal provision.  Internet is $192.00 for the season, billed in two $96 installments, April and July.  Member modems are supported April 15th through October 15th.  We’ve had a few calls from Members, especially those with outdoor security cameras, reporting that their cameras are not working, thus their internet…

December Security Services Update

Winter Property Checks

December Emergency Services News

BY STEVE DEYARMOND Smart911 application: Over 70% of emergency calls to 911 are made by cell phones. A new application called Smart911 is available to cell phone users that provides additional information to the 911 center. Several counties in West Michigan already are capable of receiving Smart911 information. Allegan County is projected to be capable…


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…

FEMA Logo-Circle

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…

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…

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