Pentwater Police Department

  • Agency: Pentwater Police Department
  • Address: 326 S. Hancock St, Pentwater, 49449 MI
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: (231) 869-4630
Fax: 231-869-4931

Pentwater Police Department is located at 326 S. Hancock St, Pentwater, 49449 MI. The Pentwater Police Department phone number is (231) 869-4630.

Pentwater Police Department News

Last night we learned about a new application called "Nextdoor". Nextdoor is a free private social network for communities to use. Please check it out and consider joining the network.

Just a follow-up note to our meeting last night. We want to thank everyone that took the time out of their schedules to come and speak with us about the Department and public safety issues. We came out of the meeting with a couple of new ideas on how to make things safer in Pentwater next summer. Do not hesitate to reach out to us to report issues, ask questions, or make comments about what we are doing. One of our goals is to keep working on improving our service to Pentwater and your comments and suggestions help us do that. Our next meeting will be scheduled sometime in June of 2019. In the meantime, please be safe and enjoy a great holiday season.

REMINDER -- REMINDER -- REMINDER The Village Police Advisory Committee will hold its semi-annual meeting on October 24th, 2018 beginning at 7:00 pm at the Village Hall. VPAC meeting is an opportunity for citizens and residents to meet directly with their Police Department. Each year two meetings are held. The first in the spring so that summer residents can meet with the Department and learn about changes that have occurred during the winter, Village Ordinance updates, and new programs. The second meeting is usually held in late September or October and is focused on year-round residents. A short presentation will be made to review incidents and programs that occurred over the summer. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. The meeting is an opportunity for participants to ask questions about any topic related to public safety and quality of life issues. The Department encourages people to come and share their experiences, positive or negative, with us. There will be punch and refreshments available. Topics to be discussed this meeting include; Review of major incidents Parking enforcement Public Service Officer Program Staffing Weekly Rental issues Golf Cart Ordinance Winter Parking issues Streets Improvement Program for 2018-2019

NORTH AND SOUTH CHANNEL CLOSED TO WALKING TRAFFIC Wind conditions have made walking in the north and south pier of the Pentwater Channel extremely dangerous. The piers will be closed until the winds subside.

Recovered today in the 200 block of Lake Street. This Hobie kayak washed up after the storm. If you know whose it might be please call us at 231-233-7633.

Good Morning, Clean up is going to continue today, but at a much slower pace. The Village is working on outsourcing the clean up to additional contractors. A decision will be made within the next couple of days. In the meantime DPW crews will work about five hours a day collecting brush and debris from the curb edge. The clean-up schedule will be very similar to what you experience during fall clean-up of leaves. Do not expect that after the brush and debris is removed your lawn will be completely clean. We will be pick up the large brush and limbs only. We will not be using the leaf vacuum. Unfortunately, in a few weeks the fall leave pick up will begin. We will use the vacuum then. Only after this will the fine debris be picked up. Announcements will be made when the leaf pick schedule finalized. Please bear with us as we work to finish up the cleanup. We have passed on the addresses that were submitted via email yesterday to Rubicon. Rubicon operations today will concentrate on only areas which pose a significant risk to the homeowners. The Rubicon Unit will be pulling out of the Pentwater area on Thursday night. There are a number of trees that are split high above the ground. These limbs may be at significant risk of falling. Please make sure to check your property for these types of hazard. The Village has identified some of these and we’ll be taking them down as time permits. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email them to or call the Village Hall at 231-869-8301 ext. 305 Be safe today.

UPDATE UPDATE The Cities of Hart and Ludington have agreed to assist us in our clean-up efforts today. We will have two trucks out picking up debris and brush. The trucks will be chipping up the material. Be looking for them. Please get all your stuff to the curb as soon as you can today. Thanks in advance.

Good Morning, We hope that everyone is doing well after all the events of last week. There are a couple of housekeeping things we want to pass on this morning. First, OMG, if you see any of the Rubicon Unit take a moment to thank them for their help. They will be here until at Thursday. Second, a reminder to place all your brush at the side of the road (lying in the same direction, not all twisted up). We will have a crew out today chipping and collecting the brush. Third, if you still have trees on your house or buildings, please contact the Village Office or email the Police at We want to make sure that Team Rubicon has a complete list of sites that need to be cleaned up. Include your address in the subject line and a description of the need. We are finalizing a location for residents to take their brush and debris. We hope to have this worked out yet this morning and we’ll keep you posted as soon as we have something worked out. Finally, be safe today. Take time to drink water and always think safety. We don’t want to see anyone hurt during a clean-up operation.

Good Afternoon, Here is the news release from the Village Hall. "As of today, 99% of the village has power and utilities back in service. Clean up efforts have begun. We are asking residents to place all brush at the road edge OFF the pavement. PLEASE STACK ALL BRUSH IN ONE DIRECTION AND NOT IN A TWISTED PILE. We are in the process of scheduling chippers and pickup of all storm debris. We want to thank all our residents for uniting as a community to get where we are in just these past couple of days. There is much more work to do to get back to normal, but the true Pentwater Spirit has shown bright these past four days. Thanks you Chris Brown, Village Manager" We'll continue to post updates as necessary. Remember . . . be safe today.

This is the most current snapshot of power outages in Pentwater UPDATE ON TRAILER We will be shutting down the refrigerator trailer at 4:00 pm.

The refrigerator trailer will not be staffed today. Keys are available at the Village Cafe.

Good Morning Pentwater. We think that word of mouth might be moving faster than social media, but a couple of updates this morning. Pentwater Village Government continues to coordinate with Oceana Co Emergency Management to get debris and services back up and running. The refrigerator trailer is going to shut down at noon today. We are asking people to pick up there items before noon. The trailer is open now. The showers will be available today for free. Rubicon will start to arrive today around 1:00pm. The unit will be staying at the Pentwater Friendship Center. They will be focusing on the Village. Cable reports 100% restoration, there are still parts of the Village without power, more is expected to be restored today. We will keep you posted on any updates throughout the day. Be safe today.

The Village has just received word that Team Rubicon will be arriving on Saturday to assist in clean up. Details are still being worked out so stay tuned. In the meantime visit to learn more.

Good Morning Pentwater. We wanted to put out an update for everyone this morning. There are still parts of the Village that are without power. They include Clymer Street and Sands Streets. Power has been restored to the State Park. The refrigeration trailer is open and will remain so until all power is restored. Showers are available at the Municipal Marina at no charge. The Village is still working with Emergency Management to get assistance to the Village for clean up. Please place all debris near the curb. The Village will be picking up the debris. Village DPW crews have been working tirelessly over the last several days to keep water, sewer, and streets open for travel. Please bear with them if they appear a little tired. The Police Department is fully staffed today and two officers will be on duty after 12 pm to assist you. Those of you who have been dealing with the aftermath of the storm please assist people who are arriving for the holiday weekend. Many have heard to the storm, but are coming up to find their homes damaged. The Village can't recommend any particular tree removal service. They have all been great during this crisis and we haven't had any negative reports so far. Be safe today, things are looking up. We're here to serve so don't hesitate to call if we can be of assistance. 869-5858 or the Village Hall at 869-8301. We'll keep you posted of any updates.

Good morning all. Day 2 of the clean up continues. Just a couple of notes to keep everyone in the loop. Power is beginning to be restore in the Village, but internet and cable are still away off. Crews are beginning to work today as power lines are cleared away. The refrigeration trailer opened this morning at 9:00am. Residents of the Village can drop off packages to keep them cold until power is restored. The Village is working with Oceana Emergency Management in an effort to get assistance with clean up. We are making progress and will announce details once they are finalized. In the meantime, residents are asked to bring debris to the curb edge and pile it there. Try to keep the debris off the road. We need to keep the path open. Those of you running generators, make sure to keep them well ventilated and use all safety procedures. The Village hall has power and phone, but there is no internet. Be aware of downed power lines and avoid them at all cost. These lines may be dead now, but as power is restored some may become live. These lines still present a significant risk so take precaution. On that note, lets all try to make it a safe and productive day.

The Village of Pentwater is making the showers at the Municipal Marina open to Village residents at no charge. Please forward this to all Village Residents

The Village of Pentwater is arranging for a refrigerated semi-tractor to be delivered to the Village this afternoon. The trailer will be located at the end of Fourth Street near Pentwater Lake. It will be open to Village residents and business only. Items should be packed and marked with name and address. This will be available at 2:30pm today.

Good Morning Everyone, The first day of school is fast approaching and we’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of some very important safety tips for drivers and pedestrians/student alike. This week work has begun on the intersection of Park Street and Wythe Street and it will be closed due to construction, shortly after Pentwater Schools starts (September 10-14). Once this happens you will not be able to travel east past Wythe Street on Park. Please take note of this and plan according DRIVER All drivers should review the photo to refresh her knowledge of School Bus Signals and what they mean to them. Flashing YELLOW hazard lights mean “proceed with caution”. Flashing YELLOW overhead lights, means “be prepared to stop”. Flashing RED overhead lights means “stop”. When stopping for a school bus you should stop at least 20 feet from the bus and remain stop until the red light are turn off or the bus resumes it travel. Here are some other tips; * Slow down in or near school or residential areas. * Look for clues – such as safety patrols, crossing guards, bicycles and playgrounds – that indicate children might be in the area. * Watch for children between parked cars and other objects * Always use additional caution in bad weather. STUDENTS AND PEDESTRIANS Parents remind your students of these tips * Cross the street only at intersections and use cross walks. * Do not cross in the middle of the street or between parked cars. * Look both ways before crossing the street to make sure it’s safe to cross. * Always use sidewalks or walk facing the traffic * Wear bright colors or reflective clothing if you are walking while it is still dark. If necessary carry some kind of light to help drivers see you. If parents and students have any questions or concern about school safety please contact either Pentwater School Superintendent Scott Karpatian at 231-869-4100 or Pentwater Police Chief Laude Hartrum 231-2533-7633. Help us make it a safe year at Pentwater Schools.

As expected winds and waves are beginning to pick up. Since this clip was shot the waves are even higher. Both the north and south wall have been closed off. It's just amazing how powerful the lake can become in a short period of time.

Good Morning All, Today looks like its going to be a foul weather day! We expect that we will be shutting down the north pier later this afternoon. WE URGE PEOPLE NOT TO SWIM TODAY CLOSE TO THE NORTH PIER. This represent a severe risk to swimmers due to weather conditions. Boaters should be aware that waves are expected to build to the 5-8 foot range this afternoon. This significantly effects local law enforcement ability to respond to boater emergencies. Para-sailors, Hobie Cat owners, and boaters operating similar craft are asked to use extreme caution. Here is the beach report for the day. Oceana- Including the beaches of Charles Mears State Park and Silver Lake State Park 408 AM EDT Tue Aug 21 2018 BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... TODAY... Swim Hazard Risk....High. Waves...............2 to 4 feet building to 5 to 8 feet. Water Temperature...75 degrees. Sky/weather.........Cloudy until 2 PM, then partly sunny. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms until 2 PM, then a slight chance of showers. Max Temperature.....Around 73. Beach Winds.........North winds 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. UVI Index...........6 - High. A high risk of swimming hazards means that dangerous waves and currents are expected along the shore. Swimming conditions may be life threatening to anyone entering the water. WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Waves 4 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet late in the day. High Swim Hazard Risk. THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Waves 1 to 3 feet. Low Swim Hazard Risk. FRIDAY...Partly sunny. A chance of showers. Highs in the mid 70's. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Waves 3 to 5 feet. High Swim Hazard Risk. Sunrise: 6:58 AM EDT Sunset: 8:41 PM EDT

Good Morning Everyone. We hope you are all enjoying the Homecoming festivities! It appears we are going to have outstanding weather for the next few days, so please enjoy yourself and drink responsibly. Just a some quick notes to keep everyone in the loop. Later today you will notice "No Parking" signs being placed on Hancock Street between Park Street and Sixth Street in preparation for the parade tomorrow. There will be no parking on Hancock Street after 3:00 pm Saturday, vehicles left on the street after 3:00 pm will be ticketed. Any vehicles left on the street after 3:30 pm may be towed, so please share this information and keep Hancock Street clear for the parade. We know that people will begin to set up chairs / blankets / cones / and barrier tape to reserve their seats for the parade. Please remember that people still have the right to park their cars and get to the curb. Please leave room so people can do this. Officers may have to move chairs that are blocking access to the sidewalk. You leave your chairs there at your own risk. Tomorrow parking is going to be at a premium. We are asking residents to remove all posts, flags, and chairs from the street right of way. We are understand the need to protect lawns, but we are still asking that you remove these items to allow for parking. Officers will be removing the items beginning at 12:00 pm tomorrow. Thanks you for your cooperation. We've posted a map of the current street closures. We ask that you share this post with whomever you feel is appropriate. The map contains more comments and information. Our goal is to have everyone out of town as quickly as possible and safely as possible. We've had several question regarding golf cart. Golf carts are allowed to operate in Pentwater. They must be driver by a licensed driver, can't exceed 15 mph, they may cross Hancock Street and Sixth Street. GOLF CART PARKING IS ALLOWED ON THE WEST END OF LOWELL STREET ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF THE STREET. They will not be ticketed. Finally and MOST IMPORTANTLY have a safe and fun weekend. Public Service Officers will be out all day tomorrow. If you have a question, concern, or need help finding something don't be afraid to ask. That's what we're here for. Chief Hartrum