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
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

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 August 5 Update

To our valued Sandy Pines Members and Community: We are writing to provide an update to the announcement sent Tuesday, July 28, 2020 regarding an employee who tested positive for COVID-19. Thank you for prayers, calls, offers to help and overall patience and understanding of our current situation. Sandy Pines’ leadership continues to work with…

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 July 28 Update

To our valued Sandy Pines Members and Community: We are writing to provide an update to the announcement sent Sunday, July 26, 2020 regarding an employee who tested positive for COVID-19. Sandy Pines’ leadership spent Monday with representatives from the Allegan County Health Department (“ACHD”) reviewing process and procedures to protect the health and safety…

Lake Treatment 7/27/20

Lake Monterey is scheduled for spot treatments on Monday 7/27/20. Watch for signs in treated areas which may include swimming bans. More information and our treatment schedule is available on our online calendar at PLM Lake Treatment

COVID-19 July 26 Update

COVID-19 July 26 Update

To our valued Sandy Pines Members and Community. We wanted to provide an update to our RAVE Alerts that were sent late yesterday afternoon (Saturday 7/25). We were notified that a member of our staff tested positive for COVID-19.  Upon this notification, Sandy Pines contacted Allegan County Health Department.  As an immediate response to protect…

Security August News

By: Keith Garvelink June Incidents In June of 2020 Security Services responded to 217 incidents.  That reflects an increase of 104% from June of 2019.  Below are the calls types and numbers. Medical Emergency:  15 Suspicious Incident:  2 Alarm, Security:  2 Lost/Found Property:  23 Intoxicated Person:  1 Welfare Check:  2 Abuse of Staff:  2 Open…

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Public Safety Officer

Sandy Pines Recreational Community is looking for a Year Round, Part time Public Safety Officer. 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

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…

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Happy Camper Text Alerts

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. It’s called our Happy Camper Text Alerts and you can opt-in or out at any time. To Opt-In:       Text “SANDYPINES” to 67283 To Opt-Out:    Text…

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…

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