Grand Valley Police Department

Canine to join Grand Valley Police Department

Officer Kelsey Sietsema has a new partner. A 2-year-old black Labrador Retriever has joined the Grand Valley Police Department.

Jun 4, 2021


A message from President Philomena V. Mantella

President Philomena V. Mantella said GVSU will continue to use education and advocacy to create change and will prioritize criminal justice reform.

Apr 20, 2021


Campus Safety Task Force report gives opportunity for GVPD feedback

The number of informal complaints and internal investigations made against Grand Valley Police Department officers has greatly decreased since 2017, according to a report from the Campus Safety Task Force.

Jan 6, 2021


GVPD breaks dress code to support students diagnosed with cancer

Officers at the Grand Valley Police Department follow a strict dress code, which, for the men, includes no beards. But, for the first time, officers are allowed to break this rule.

Dec 22, 2020


GVSU to test alert system October 2

Grand Valley will be testing the GVSUAlert! system Friday, October 2, at noon.

Oct 1, 2020


GVSU to test alert system October 4

Grand Valley will be testing the GVSUAlert! system Friday, October 4, at noon.

Oct 3, 2019


Sim Center conducts assailant training exercise 

A group of Grand Valley nursing, health sciences and athletic training students, practiced emergency procedures as a part of Healthcare Simulation Week, a national campaign taking place through September 20.

Sep 18, 2019


Lawmaker honors GVPD for 50th anniversary

State Rep. Luke Meerman, R-Polkton Township, honored members of the Grand Valley Police Department as GVPD celebrates 50 years on campus.

Sep 16, 2019


Fall move-in parking restrictions announced

Fall move-in begins Saturday, August 17, and that process means several roads and parking lots on campus will have limited access starting at 6 p.m. on August 16.

Aug 15, 2019


Monthly siren testing begins April 5

Grand Valley's Allendale Campus and all communities within Ottawa County will conduct monthly testing of the outdoor tornado warning siren system April 5 at noon.

Apr 4, 2019