Chief of Police
Phone - (616) 842-1889
Fax - (616) 846-4971
The mission of the Village of Spring Lake/City of Ferrysburg Police Department is to assist the people of the Village of Spring Lake and City of Ferrysburg in our mutual desire for a safe and secure community through our dedication in providing law enforcement and related services at the highest possible standards while respecting the rights of all people.
Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority -
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In 1989, the Spring Lake and Ferrysburg Police Departments combined to form one department which was designed to provide high quality police services while controlling expenditures. The Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Department provides 24 hour police services to the Village of Spring Lake and the City of Ferrysburg and serves a total population of 5,456 residents.
The department is located within the Spring Lake Village Hall with a satellite office at the Ferrysburg City Hall. The department is part of the Ottawa County Central Dispatch 911 system. The police department is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is always at least one officer on duty and if there is a need to contact an officer, a call can be placed to 911 if an emergency or (616) 842-1640 if a non-emergency. There are also phones located in the lobby of the Spring Lake and Ferrysburg offices which have a direct line to Central Dispatch.
What are the parking regulations?
Overnight Parking: No-overnight parking is allowed on any street or parking lot in the Village of Spring Lake or the City of Ferrysburg Between December 1st and April 1st. This is to assist our Department of Public Works for snow removal. If there is no snow during this time, the parking restrictions are still in effect.
In the city of Ferrysburg Ordinance 50.16(C) A person shall not stop, stand, or park a vehicle, including any item trailered or towed by a vehicle, including a delivery vehicle, on any public street right-of-way, except as otherwise provided by law.
Violations: Violators of these rules will receive a written citation. The citations can be mailed or dropped off to the Village of Spring Lake/City of Ferrysburg Police Department. Fines and conditions are listed on the citation.
** In the Village of Spring Lake if the fine is not paid within 7 days the fine doubles. If a fine is not paid it can be re-issued as a Uniform Traffic Citation, where failure to pay would result in a warrant for your arrest.
Where do I go to obtain a Purchase Permit for a hand gun?
- An individual may apply for a License to Purchase a Pistol (LTP) at any police agency in the state that issues LTP forms. The purchaser must send the MSP copy of the LTP to the agency that issued it.
- Come to the police department with a valid picture ID such as a driver's license. A criminal records check will be conducted. Once the record check is completed, a permit will be issued and it MUST be used within 30 days or it is void. Once you have purchased your hand gun you MUST return the MSP Copy of the Application and License to Purchase a Pistol form to the Police Department within 10 days.
- If an individual purchases a pistol from a Federal Firearm Licensed (FFL) dealer, a LTP is not required. However, a Purchase Sales Record (PSR) must be completed and the seller’s FFL number must be recorded on that form. If you buy without the LTP you must return the MSP copy to the police agency where your residency is. The purchaser must send the MSP copy of the PSR to the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where he/she resides.
How do I obtain a recreational fire permit?
You may stop by or call the office at 842-1889. We will take your name and address and add you to our approved fire pits. You will be given a copy of the ordinance which you will need to follow. If these rules are broken, your name will be removed and you will not be allowed to have a recreational fire.
3 WAYS TO SUBMIT SILENT OBSERVER TIPS!
You can now submit Silent Observer Tips by telephone at 1 (877) 88-SILENT (745368), through the web at http://mosotips.com/index.aspx or by TEXT by sending "OCMTIP plus your message" to 274637.
More information available at http://mosotips.com/index.aspx
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Snow Removal Around Hydrants
Village of Spring Lake residents who have fire hydrants in their neighborhood are encouraged to assist emergency crews by shoveling out the hydrants and keeping them clear of snow. Please assist the fire department and clear snow where it is deepest.... between the curb line and the hydrant. Your neighborhood and Spring Lake Township Fire Department appreciate your assistance in this matter. Every minute saved in the event of a fire can be critical!
Snow Removal in General
Thank you for understanding the importance of keeping sidewalks clear and our school children safe as well as respecting the property rights of your neighbors.
Seasonal Parking Restrictions
In order to keep our employees and equipment as safe as possible and to more efficiently remove snow from the Village, we must enforce seasonal parking restrictions. From December 1 thru April 1, you may not park on any street or in any public parking lot from 2 a.m. - 6 a.m. The SLFPD issued warnings during the first week of December and tickets were issued thereafter. The seasonal parking restrictions are not based on a certain amount of snowfall, but are based on a time period (above). Residents and visitors are encourage to make alternate parking and/or transportation arrangements if they cannot meet the parking ordinance.