There are a few things that residents can do to protect themselves and their neighborhoods from crime.
1. Please be vigilant in locking all vehicles that are left outside. Very rarely do we see any type of forced entry during these thefts.
2. Do not leave valuables in a vehicle overnight. Simply taking wallets, purses, electronic devices, etc. out of the car will keep a thief from trying to get into your car.
3. If you see something or somebody suspicious, please call 9-1-1 to report that activity immediately.
4. If you are a victim of theft, however minor, please call 1-800-249-0911 to report the theft. Also, please try not to disturb any physical evidence that may have been left in or around the car
When submitting an Application, please include a cover letter, resume, professional references and proof of Degree (if applicable).
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Allendale Charter Twp Fire Dept
Allendale Charter Township houses Grand Valley State University. We have a population of over 20,000 plus a student population of about 24,000. Allendale Fire Department covers 32 square miles bordered by the Grand River.
Allendale Fire Department consists of 30 members, two of those members being full time employees of the Township, Chief Mike Keefe and Fire Inspector Dave Pelton. Our call volume for 2015 was over 1049 calls, the vast majority of those calls being EMS related. The Department continues to grow each year and strives for the professionalism that all fire departments strive for, large or small.
Allendale Charter Twp Police Department
Allendale Charter Township contracts with the Ottawa County Sheriff Department for police protection.
The mission of your Ottawa County Sheriff’s office continues to be that of “preserving public order and supporting the Constitution of the State of Michigan through enforcement of state and local laws.” Their mission is accomplished by providing 24 hour service to Ottawa County communities in the areas of responding to direct request for law enforcement service, criminal investigations traffic enforcement and general assistance to the public. With this established mission, they continue to place a significant emphasis on the victims and the communities. Their mission is furthered by the ability to office a correctional facility that meets the needs of the criminal justice system in Ottawa County.
Allendale Township Library
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am-9pm
The Allendale Cemetery is located at 12655 60th Avenue, Allendale MI 49401. It is a quiet, beautiful old cemetery located out in the Allendale countryside. The oldest graves date back to the 1840’s. It is the only cemetery owned and operated by the Township.
Click here for a layout/map of the cemetery
Click here for birth and death records
Allendale Community Parks
The Allendale Community Park behind (south) of the Township office, located at 6676 Lake Michigan Drive. The park is comprised of 40 acres. During the warm months, the park is a busy place. We have an outstanding softball and Little League facilities, which attract teams and players from a wide geographic area.
Facilities include ballfields, premier playground and splash pad, tennis/pickleball courts, basketball court, picnic shelters, Knowlton House Museum and gardens and the Veterans Memorial.
Allendale Lifelong Learners is a group that is growing and changing, but a friendly social place for anybody aged 55 or older. Kathy Hanes has been the Allendale Lifelong Learners director for the past 7 years and plans events, outings and meetings for over 250 participants each month.
WATER & SEWER
Water Sewer Departments
Wastewater Treatment Plant, location: 11624 40th Ave .
Service Billing Information. 895-6295
Daytime emergencies. 895-5142
Evenings after 5 p.m. weekends. 616 608-9710
Click Here for the 2016 Water Fact Sheet
Click Here for the 2016 Sewer Fact Sheet
Click Here for a Grand Rapids Water Rate Comparrison