Law Enforcement

For emergencies, dial 911

Law enforcement services are provided to the residents of Port Sheldon Township by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.   For other non-emergency law enforcement issues, call Ottawa County Central Dispatch at (800) 249.0911.

Pedestrians and Bicycles on Roadways
Port Sheldon Township draws many residents and visitors to our community every year. It is important to remember that no matter how you travel, be responsible and share the road.

Michigan Law Regarding Pedestrians on Roadways

Michigan Law Regarding Bicycles on Roadways



Ottawa County Central Dispatch participates in the Smart911 program. Sign up for Smart911 and create your own Safety Profile to give 9-1-1 valuable information about yourself, family members, your home, pets and even vehicles that will automatically display on the 9-1-1 call taker’s screen when you make an emergency call. It’s private and secure and you control what information is in your profile. These details can save valuable seconds or even minutes during an emergency. Click here for more information.

Community Policing

Port Sheldon Township shares a community policing deputy with West Ottawa Public Schools.  Deputy Alex De Jong is assigned to Port Sheldon Township when school is not in session. This partnership brings additional law enforcement services to Port Sheldon Township during our busier summer months.

Home Security Checks

Port Sheldon Township, through its community police officer, provides free vacation security checks to its citizens who will be away from their homes, businesses, or other facilities for a period of time. Deputies will periodically check the exterior of the premises. This service is offered to deter potential burglars and provides additional security while your premises is unoccupied.

Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office Property Security Check

Other Sheriff Links

Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office website

Ottawa County Community Alert sign-up

Ottawa County Inmate Lookup

Ottawa County Incident Mapping