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

Update On Boat Rule Change

Last week an email sent included an error. The recreational sport of surfing is not banned. The motion that was passed specifically bans ballast filling not the sport. The actual rule reads as follows: Effective immediately temporarily suspend the ballast functions and usage of the ballast functions or any alterations to any boat trying to produce waves for wake surfing for the…

Security News July 2021

By Keith Garvelik Call Numbers & Statistics Call statistics and type for the Month of May 2021 In May of 2021, Security Services responded to a total of 131 calls for service. The call types and numbers appear below. Lost/Found Property: 9 Illegal Entry: 10 Reckless Driving: 7 Missing Child: 2 Disorderly Conduct: 4…

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…

Halloween in July
July 24, 2021

Rainbow of Color Run
July 31, 2021

Live Music
July 31, 2021

Christmas In August
August 6-8, 2021