The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety participates in Community Emergency Response Team training. To learn more about Ottawa County CERT and becoming trained for a team, please go to GHDPS CERT Training for 2011.
For additional information on CERT or other Citizen Corps programs click on the CERT logo.
The City of Grand Haven offers many special events throughout the year, especially during the summer months. Two of the larger events include the July 4 Jaycees Fireworks celebration and the Coast Guard Saturday Fireworks Extravaganza. The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety would like to remind our residents and visitors that during these times, traffic is very congested and delays should be expected. A flyer mapping specific routes has been designed to assist travelers in navigating their way in and out of the downtown area. GHDPS invites everyone to view the flyer in an effort to plan ahead. We also request your patience and consideration during these very busy times.
For a map of routes and instructions to assist you in travelling in and through Grand Haven on July 4, 2012 and on Coast Guard Saturday, August 4, 2012, click here.
Tours of the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety are available by appointment. If your organization or group is interested in learning more about GHDPS, please call our Records Division during business hours (8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday) at (616) 842-3460, to schedule a tour.
Fire Prevention Open House
Nationally, a home fire occurs every 76 seconds, and families should take several steps to prevent them. There are many important measures to take, such as, having working smoke alarms, making and practicing an escape plan, and keeping children away from stoves and fireplaces. We encourage all families from the City of Grand Haven to attend our annual Fire Prevention Week Open House. Along with getting an up-close look at the Public Safety Department, organizers of the open house plan a wide variety of fun and educational activities to interest young and old alike. The Open House features important safety techniques through displays and equipment demonstrations. Prevention resources and information on fire safety are available to make homes safer. Several partner agencies and their equipment are also on site to offer safety awareness and to share how they benefit our community.
Crusade For Toys
Since 1939, the American Legion Post #28 Goodfellows program, through donations from industry, merchants, unions, lodges, clubs, veteran organizations and individuals work hard to make sure that needy children who live in the area have a good Christmas. They furnish each child with new clothes, along with toys, games and candy. Needy children are referred by the Grand Haven Salvation Army.
In 1959, the Grand Haven Fire Department joined the program by holding a “Crusade for Toys” in an effort to gain more toys and donations. Their help has become more successful each year. GHDPS has been joined by Ferrysburg, Spring Lake Township, Crockery Township, Robinson Township and Grand Haven Township.
If you would like to help in the Crusade for Toys please contact:
Officer Mike VanHook at email@example.com. officer VanHook can also be contacted via telephone at GHDPS, (616) 842-3460.
Child Safety Seat Inspections
GHDPS has two certified child safety seat inspectors. Anyone interested in having their child’s seat inspected to ensure it is properly secured may call our Records Division during business hours (8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday) at (616) 842-3460, to schedule an appointment. For more information regarding child safety seats or other child safety
tips go to: SafeKids
The City of Grand Haven has launched a new Community Information Service designed to deliver important and timely information to residents in our area using the latest technology.
This service, Nixle, delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications instantly sent to you by cell phone text message, email, and web. There is NO Spam or Advertising.
Nixle is completely free (standard text message rates apply for cell phone subscribers who do not have text plans with their cell phone providers). The service is simple to use, reliable and trusted.
Stay connected to your world, from the public safety alerts that are relevant to you, to the important neighborhood advisories you want to know about, and other valuable community information. You decide what information you want and whether you want it sent to your cell phone, email, or just simply over the web.
We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself.
There are many ways in which criminals gain access to their victims. The use of telephones, cell phones, mail services and internet are some examples. GHDPS cautions everyone to be mindful of persons attempting to commit Identity Theft or Fraud. There are several sources of information available on-line to assist consumers in protecting themselves. For detailed information see:
Grand Haven Public Safety | 525 Washington Avenue | Grand Haven, MI 49417 | p: 616.842.3460 | f: 616.847.6050 | firstname.lastname@example.org