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.


Office Hours

Main Gate
24 hours/day, 365 days/year

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

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Public Safety Officer

Sandy Pines Recreational Community is looking for Full time Seasonal, Part time Seasonal, and Part time year round Public Safety Officers. If you are looking for a fantastic work environment that includes inside administrative and being outside in our wonderful park please complete an application and send to

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Security July Update

By: Keith Garvelink May Incident Report In the month of May 2020, Security Services responded to a total of 142 incidents.  The call types and numbers are shown below. Abuse of Staff: 2 Security Alarm: 1 Animal Complaint: 5 Disorderly Conduct: 5 Domestic: 1 General Assistance Call: 15 Health and Safety: 1 Lost/Found Property: 3…

Golf Cart Testing

Where: Phase 1 Outdoor Pavilion When: 1st Session 10 -11:30 am              2nd Session 12:30-2:00 pm Dates: Saturday, June 27              Saturday, July 11              Saturday, July 25              Saturday, August 1 In order to…

Lake Monterey Spot Treatments

PLM & Lake Management Corp. will be onsite Monday, June 22 spot treating Lake Monterey. They will be working their way around the lake and treating areas needing attention. As they treat, the’ll post signage containing information and what’s being treated, chemicals being used and notifying of swimming bans if necessary. Typical swimming bans last…

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SMS Text Opt In

Sandy Pines has a new SMS text opt-in for Members, Associate Members, Guests, and Campers who would like park news, event updates, weather alerts, cancellations, and closures. To Opt-In:       Text “SANDYPINES” to 67283 To Opt-Out:    Text “STOP” to 67283 You can opt-in or out at any time. Text & data rates will…

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May 15 COVID-19 Update

To our valued Sandy Pines Members. We wanted to provide an update after the first 2 weeks of Step 1 of our 3 Step Park Restart Plan. Thank you to all who continue to support us in executing each of these steps. It is critical that Sandy Pines continue to follow the plan to gain…

Boating Update

Sandy Pines will allow motorized boating on Lake Monterey beginning on May 11th.  The Park has extended a grace period to Members regarding Sandy Pines boat stickers due to the COVID-19 crisis.  While a grace period exists for Sandy Pines watercraft stickers, all Members must be in compliance with all applicable State of Michigan boating…

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Easter Weekend Update

With the Thursday, April 9th State of Michigan announcement from the Office of the Governor for Executive Order No. 2020-42 extending Stay-At-Home orders through April 30th, we announced that Sandy Pines and Lake Monterey Golf Course will remain closed through this time frame. For more details, visit our Stay Home Stay Safe Extension Update. We…

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Membership Card Renewals

By: Steve Deyarmond In January all members were sent annual renewal forms indicating the membership cards that were associated with your membership which includes member, associate, recreation, and youth membership cards. If you do not need to remove any cards, please note that on your annual renewal form and all cards will remain on…

Community CPR Training

By: Steve Deyarmond Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & Automated External Defibrillator (AED) classes will be provided at the Pavilion for members of the Park.  All classes will start at 10:00 am and last up to four hours.  The CPR classes will be for adult, child and infant.  The CPR classes are free as a…

Garage Sales (Ph 3,5 & 6)
July 11, 2020

Drive In Movie
July 11, 2020

Blood Drive
July 18, 2020

Christmas In August
August 7-9, 2020