Sheriff Stelma congratulates employees on promotions

Chief Deputy Michelle Lajoye-Young

Captain Michelle Young will be promoted to the rank of chief deputy. Lieutenant Kevin Kelley will be promoted to the rank of captain of the Road Patrol Division, and Lieutenant Charles Dewitt will be promoted to the rank of captain of the Technology/Communications Division.   Young began her career at the Kent County Sheriff’s Office […]

Sheriff Stelma stresses snowmobile safety

Due to the arrival of winter conditions this year, Sheriff Lawrence Stelma reminds snowmobile riders to take extra precautions on the new fallen snow. Because it can take two weeks or more of below-freezing temperatures for the ice on lakes, streams and ponds to freeze thick enough to support a snowmobile, Sheriff Stelma urges riders […]

Sheriff Stelma offers winter vehicle tips

“During the extreme cold Michigan has been experiencing recently, there is increased temptation to start your vehicle and go back inside to let it warm up,” said Sheriff Lawrence Stelma. The problem is that crooks may target people who do this. Crooks have been known to “patrol” neighborhoods looking for unoccupied running vehicles. They may […]