Road Patrol

Bob Mendham
County Sheriff
  • Undersheriff Chad Palmiter
    1035 E James Street, PO Box 845
    White Cloud, MI 49349
    Monday – Friday, 8am-12pm,1pm-5pm

  • (231) 689-7303
    (231) 689-7273
The County Road Patrol is the primary police agency for 24 townships and the villages of White Cloud, Fremont, Hesperia and Grant. The total area policed are comprised of approximately 940 square miles. The County Road Patrol consist of 21 uniformed Deputies.  These deputies are supervised by 2 uniformed Patrol Sergeants, and 1 Lieutenant .  These Deputies include two Court Officers and one secondary road patrol Deputy. The secondary road patrol Deputy is funded through the Office of Highway and Safety Planning, whose patrol activities are limited to accidents and traffic-related enforcement.  One Detective/Sergeant and one Deputy Detective also serves to support the road patrol unit and investigate major crimes.
Our goal is to continue to provide excellent service and guarantee the safety of the citizens of Newaygo County. We are consistently exploring ways of offering excellent service, while maintaining a cost effective public safety agency.
Other services which we now provide are;
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Emergency Response Team
  • Marine Patrols/Dive and Rescue Team
  • County Parks Patrol
  • Alcohol Enforcement
  • Mounted Division
  • Peace officer assistance
  • Citizen Complaint response
  • K-9 unit
  • Narcotics investigation (CMET)