GVL / Kevin Sielaff - GVPD Captain Brandon DeHaan coordinates with those participating in the silent march to ensure a smooth transition into the Fieldhouse Arena.  Touré, Vice columnist and well known author, visits Grand Valley's Allendale campus on a chilly Jan. 18, 2016. Hundreds of students gathered inside the Fieldhouse to listen to Touré's keynote speech; the students also participated in a silent march before the event.

Updates from GVPD

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office has identified the subject who was listed in the campus-wide safety notice last week. They are continuing their investigation of the report. Once the investigation is complete, information will be released to the public.

GVL / Luke Holmes
GVPD police training within Lake Huron Hall Dec. 12, 2015.

'Help Keep our Water Clean'

A 2002 study analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey showed that out of 139 streams and rivers in 30 states, 80 percent of waterways tested had measurable concentrations of prescription and non-prescription drugs, steroids and reproductive hormones. Fourteen years later, the push for sustainable practices is more present then ever before, but the risk associated with improper drug disposal is still present.


Ottawa County reports sexual assault

On March 20, at approximately 2:30 a.m., the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a sexual assault that took place in an apartment at Country Place Townhouses on 48th Avenue in Allendale.

GVL / Luke Holmes - A student scrolls through the GVPD twitter page.

GVPD use social media to stop crime

Tweets, hashtags, retweets and direct messages aren't something often associated with police departments. However, if the Grand Valley State University Police Department has their way, Twitter can be used as a key platform when attempting to reach students about campus safety issues.