Public Safety Services

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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.

SERVICES PROVIDED

Hours

Main Gate
24 hours/day, 365 days/year

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

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

Contact Information

Telephone: (616) 896-9006
Fax: (616) 896-7286
security@sandypines.com

Emergency Services Director:
Steve Deyarmond

Security Services Director:
Keith Garvelink

 

Departments

Public Safety News

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August Public Safety Update

By: Keith Garvelink Director of Security Services Service Call Report In June of 2019 Security Services had 117 calls for service.  The call types and numbers appear below. Disorderly Person:  3 Domestic:  1 Controlled Substance Violation:  2 Motorist Assist:  1 Conduct Violation:  2 General Assistance:  14 Minor In Possession:  1 Medical:  7 Larceny:  3 Neighbor…

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Golf Cart License Plate Registration Delay

Sandy Pines Golf Cart License Plate registration has been delayed due to plate production. Our original timeline allowed for the registration and pick up of plates on August 1, 2019. Golf cart license plates are presently in production.  A firm date in which Sandy Pines will have these available to distribute has not been determined…

Guide to Opening Season

Happy Camping 101

Sandy Pines is our Happy Place. Without proper preparations, our Happy Place can easily become our Unhappy Place. Here are a few proactive planning tips for ensuring your home away from home remains happy all season long. Opening Season Guide Returning to your summer getaway after a long winter or hiatus can feel a lot…

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FEMA CERT Training

FEMA CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training Security Services now has a FEMA CERT Instructor on staff. The CERT Program dates back to 1985 with teams in all states presently. CERT team members provide an invaluable resource to communities in disaster preparedness, disaster response, fire safety, search and rescue and disaster medical operations. The team…

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North Shore Center Storm Shelter

The Park has been working with Salem Township, Allegan County Emergency Management, The Michigan State Police Hazard Mitigation Team and FEMA for several months in regards to protecting the residents of Sandy Pines in the event of severe weather.  Last fall our grant request was approved by FEMA to construct a two story storm shelter.…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

AED Donations

The Safety Office recently received three new Philips Heartstart Automated External Defibrillators for use in the Park. The addition of these units gives the Safety Team the ability to have multiple patrol units equipped with AEDs for rapid response, in addition to other AED units located around the park. Security Services and the Emergency Management…

Pancake Breakfast
August 31, 2019

Labor Day Flea Market
August 31, 2019

Labor Day Fireworks
Aug 31, 2019

Fall Festival & Market
October 5, 2019