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Sheriff Department

Home Safety

  • How safe is your home? (I.e. Locks, Doors, Lighting, Alarms, Grand kids.)
  • Exterior lighting. (Where? motion? working? Used? Great deterrent!)
  • Landscape. (Overgrown? Can people see windows, doors? Can you see out? Hiding places.)
  • Snow removal? (Are you going away? Does it look like house is being used?)
  • Exterior Doors/Locks. (Locks working? Dead bolts? Peep hole? Are Locks being used? At all times! Do not make it easy for criminals.)
  • Windows. (Locked at night? Open when gone? Valuables in plane site? Curtains closed at night?)
  • Interior lighting. (Lights left on at night, while gone, lights on timers when gone for long periods.)
  • Address numbers? (Easily visible? Lighted? Reflective? On Mailbox? Great for emergency responders! Can they be seen from the road?)
  • Alarms? (Smoke Alarms Working? Carbon Monoxide? House Alarms? Cancellation codes etc., what to do?)
  • Strangers. (Avoid letting into house, make phone call for them while they remain outside, call police if they appear suspicious)
  • Neighborhood Watch programs are an excellent deterrent for crime in your area; it helps to bring back the neighboring in your neighborhood. Neighbors look out for one another by observing and reporting suspicious activity to the police department.

Contact Us

Sheriff Department


701 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

(616) 632-6100

(616) 632-6122

Lawrence A. Stelma

Lawrence A. Stelma

Michelle Young
Under Sheriff

Kevin Kelley
Chief Deputy-Law Enforcement

Chuck Dewitt
Chief Deputy-Corrections

Correctional Facility

703 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 632-6400

Inmate Information
(616) 632-6300

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