Newaygo County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Newaygo County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 1035 E James Street, White Cloud, 49349 MI
  • Chief:
Phone: (231) 689-7303
Fax: (231) 689-7273

Newaygo County Sheriff's Office is located at 1035 E James Street, White Cloud, 49349 MI. The Newaygo County Sheriff's Office phone number is (231) 689-7303.

Newaygo County Sheriff's Office News

The Michigan State Police are asking for help with identifying the two individuals pictured. They are wanted for questioning reference a larceny complaint in the Hess Lake area. Anyone with information can PM the Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page or call Central Dispatch at 231-689-5288.

In keeping up with a long standing tradition started by former Deputy Rita Fernanders, Deputies will be handing out candy from 6-8pm on Halloween night in the front lobby of the Sheriff's Office. I bet they will even be dressed up in their Sheriff costumes!! :)

The Michigan State Police, Newaygo Police Department, and the Newaygo County Sheriff's Office fall cleaning up of Marshall Park was done on Saturday. Marshall Park was established after Trooper Kevin Marshall was killed in the line of duty serving the citizens of Newaygo County.

The Sheriff's Office would like to introduce Deputy Nicole Loomis to our Office. Loomis graduated from the Grand Rapids Community College Police Academy in 2014. Loomis joined the Sheriff's Office in August and is currently in the Field Training Officer Program (FTO) for road patrol. Welcome to the Sheriff's Office.

Member of the Sheriff’s Office Dive Team attended the annual Dive Rescue International Conference this week in Schaumburg, Illinois. Deputy Dylan Wimmer and Officer Matt Hendrie attended the conference which is geared around safety techniques of diving and new technologies to assist divers. Officer Hendrie attended the Interspiro technician course which allows performing annual service and field maintenance on Divator full face masks with a thorough understanding of mask design, function, and testing. We look forward to their return and sharing their information with the remainder of the team.

NEWAYGO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ​CONTACT: Chad Palmiter, Undersheriff October 15, 2018​​(231) 689-7303 ​ MEDIA RELEASE On October 15th, 2018, at approximately 5:36 AM, Deputies of the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the intersection East 120th Street and South Walnut Avenue, in Grant Township, for the report of two vehicle accident. Upon arriving on scene Deputies found that a pick-up truck, being driven Southbound on Walnut Avenue, had not stopped at the intersection of 120th Street. This pick-up truck collided with a commercial vehicle (box truck) being driven Eastbound on 120th Street. The driver of the pick-up truck, Richard Wright, 52 years old of Grant, was fatally injured and pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the commercial vehicle, Brett Crowley, 49, of Montague, was transported to Gerber Hospital and treated for minor injuries. The accident remains under investigation by the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office, however, alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident. Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Ashland-Grant Fire Department, Sand Lake Fire Department, Life Ambulance, and the Newaygo Police Department.

Update: 120th and Walnut was been reopened to regular traffic. A media release will come out soon related to the incident. Avoid the area: We are asking drivers to avoid the area of 120th and Walnut this morning. The roads are currently closed in the area as we investigate a serious motor vehicle accident. We will update this post when the roads are reopened.

Update: The gentleman pictured below has been identified.

Nice work Officer Fritzma.

We had a Great time serving soup today. If you were unable to make it today, come on out tomorrow to the Commission on Aging in White Cloud.

Come out this week and help reduce hunger in Newaygo County. The Sheriff’s Office will be at both location helping dishing out the great tasting soups from establishment around the county. Quick and easy way to have lunch and support a good cause.

Just so you know........

Deputy Higgins enjoyed the opportunity today of stopping at the Christ Lutheran Preschool and reading to the kids. From the looks of it, she already found a future recruit in uniform. What we love most, is that we are able to be a part of many bright futures. We hope you enjoyed your time with Deputy Higgins!

COURT SCREENER - NEWAYGO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Job Detail • Part Time • $18.02 per hour Job Summary A Court Screener serves in a highly visible capacity within the Newaygo County Courthouse. Working at the will and pleasure of the County Sheriff and under the direct supervision of the Undersheriff, the position provides public security screening for the Newaygo County Courthouse. Screeners conduct screening on all persons and search of items carried by persons entering the courthouse, utilize security equipment, aiding persons and directing them to the proper courthouse departments for service and are expected perform other duties as required or directed. Duties may include but are not limited to the following: • Inspect, set-up, take down and test court screening equipment and signage each day that the court is in session. • Effectively deal with and provide support for courthouse access issues (i.e. Persons requiring wheelchairs, crutches and animal assistance). • Search all bags, purses, briefcases, and other carry-in items for weapons and other contraband. • Contact Campus Security regarding any security/screening issues or concerns. • Maintain all training requirements. Qualifications • Possession of a high school diploma or its equivalent • Prior (in good standing) law enforcement, corrections, security or military experience or graduate of an MCOLES law enforcement academy. Current MCOLES certification not mandatory. Requirements • Must possess a valid State of Michigan driver’s license • Must be at least 21 years of age • Must have no felony convictions and/or any other criminal history prohibiting the possession of carrying of a firearm. • Must have a current and valid CPL • Must be willing to work part-time and a flexible schedule. • Must wear a designated uniform (purchased by the Department). • Must be willing to undergo a comprehensive background investigation. How to Apply • Apply online at or submit an employment application, cover letter, resume and three professional references to Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office, PO Box 845, White Cloud, MI 49349 or personal delivery at 1035 E. James Street, White Cloud, MI 49349.

Congratulations Sheriff LaJoye-Young

Join us in welcoming Deputy Cantu and Deputy Bird to the Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division. We are excited to see what the future holds for these deputies.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stolen quad from E. 76th Street in Croton Twp. The larceny occurred on September 23rd in the back yard of a residence. Anyone with information on the quad pictured below is asked to contact Deputy Nemcek at 231-689-7303.

The Sheriff's Office would like to introduce Deputy Rachael Higgins to our Office. Higgins graduated from the Grand Rapids Community College Police Academy in 2015. Higgins started her career with the Grant Police Department, and White Cloud Police Department before transferring to the Saginaw County Sheriff's Office. wanting to return to the area, Higgins joined the Sheriff's Office in July and has since completed the Field Training Officer Program (FTO) for road patrol. Welcome to the Sheriff's Office.

We had the privilege today of having Luis Cota joins the ranks of the Sheriff's Office. School Resource Deputy Visser had the opportunity of meeting this young man at the NCRESA Activity Center and quickly learned of his aspirations to become a Law Enforcement Officer. This morning Luis was picked up at school, provided a Sheriff's Office uniform and was given a ride to our office in a patrol car. During his visit Luis was issued a badge, and given a tour of the facility, and had the opportunity to meet Law Enforcement Officers from throughout the County. We hope you enjoyed your day (Deputy) Luis Cota, because we all sure did!