Grand Valley Police Department

Koda Chronicles: GVPD explosives dog works first Laker football game

Koda, a new member of the Grand Valley Police Department, worked her first Laker football game at the season opener September 11.

Sep 13, 2021


GVSU in photos, August 2021: Beginnings, goodbyes and a wooden shoe regatta

See the images that caught our eye in the last month.

Sep 1, 2021


Koda Chronicles: New police canine gets acquainted with campus, meets fellow Lakers

Koda, a new member of the Grand Valley Police Department, spent the day meeting fellow Lakers and getting hugs and scratches behind the ear from students as they moved into living centers on the Allendale Campus.

Aug 23, 2021




Koda Chronicles: New GVPD canine arrives in West Michigan, settles into new home

Koda, a 2-year-old black lab, is now in West Michigan after completing six weeks of training in Alabama through Vapor Wake Canine company.

Jun 30, 2021


Koda Chronicles: 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