Public Safety Services

Public Safety Main Gate 01

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.


Office Hours

Main Gate
24 hours/day, 365 days/year
Please call ahead to make an appointment.

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

Contact Information

Telephone: (616) 896-9006

Emergency Services Director:
Steve Deyarmond

Security Services Director:
Keith Garvelink



Public Safety News

Security News May 2021

By Keith Garvelink Call Numbers & Statistics In March of 2021, Security Services responded to a total of 49 requests for service. The call types and numbers appear below: Abuse of Staff: 1 Alarm, Security: 2 Damage to Property: 1 General Assistance Call: 6 Lost/Found Property: 4 Medical: 1 Open Door: 19 Suspicious Incident:…

COVID Update 4/27/21

To our valued Sandy Pines Members and Community: As you are aware, the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the State of Michigan as well as Allegan County.  With our official opening of the park taking place on April 15, 2021, we have seen much activity within the park by members returning from…

Security News April 21

By Keith Garvelink Office Hours Emergency Security Staff is onsite 24 hours/day. Call Numbers & Statistics In February of 2021, Security Services responded to a total of 48 calls for service. This reflects a 7% decrease from February of 2020, and a 167% increase from February of 2019. Extreme weather during much of the…

Snowmobile Park Rules and Guidelines

With all of the snowfall coming down we wanted to remind members of our snowmobile park rules. The Sandy Pines rules for Snowmobiles are as follows: Must be operated on Park roads, designated snowmobile trails and Park designated areas. Must be driven in a safe manner and comply with Park speed of 10 mph. May…

COVID-19 Update

COVID Update 1/15/21

To our valued Sandy Pines Members and Community: We are writing to provide an update to recent announcements made Wednesday January 13, 2021 by the Governor and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).  The current order pausing certain gatherings and activities including work related activities when able to work remote has been…

Security November News

September 2020 Call Statistics and Types In September of 2020, Security Services responded to a total of 102 incidents. This represents an increase of 82% from September of 2019. The call types and numbers appear below. Noise Complaint: 6 Property Damage Accident: 7 Alcohol Violation: 2 Domestic: 2 Misc. Rule Violation: 8 Medical: 14 Illegal…

2021 Calendars

Get your 2020 Sandy Pines Wall Calendar and start planning for the new year and summer season. The calendars feature 12 months of  Sandy Pines signature events, seasonal openings & closings, Board of Directors Meetings, US holidays, moon phases, and more alongside park photos displaying year-round beauty of our park. The calendars also include a…

Security October News

August Incidents In August of 2020, Security Services responded to a total of 103 calls for service. This reflects a 36% increase in calls for service from August of 2019. Below are the call types and numbers. Abuse of Staff: 2 Alarm, Security: 2 Alcohol Violation: 2 Animal Complaint: 4 Assist Other Agency: 4 Damage…

Security September News

July Incidents In July of 2020 Security Services responded to 180 calls for service.  This reflects a 30% increase in volume from July of 2019.  The call types and numbers appear below. Parking Complaints: 2 Open Door: 31 Abuse of Staff: 1 Reckless Driving: 4 General Assistance: 7 Traffic Complaint: 6 Vehicle Impound: 1 Boat…

Golf Cart License Plate Registration

Plates & Registration Beginning Mon 8/17/20 Public Safety Officers will take calls to schedule license plate pick up appointments. Taking into consideration the volume of appointments that we had this season, golf carts will now be required to have the license plates installed by October, 2021. This provides time to register the golf cart, pick…

Memorial Flea Market
May 29, 2021

4th of July Fireworks
July 3, 2021

50th Family Fun Day
July 17, 2021

Christmas In August
August 6-8, 2021