Spring Lake/Ferrysburg police chief resigns

Former Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Chief Roger DeYoung. (courtesy photo)
Former Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Chief Roger DeYoung. (courtesy photo)

SPRING LAKE, Mich. (WOOD) — Roger DeYoung has resigned from his post at chief of the Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Department.

DeYoung resigned effective Feb. 17, according to a release from the Village of Spring Lake. The release did not specify why DeYoung decided to leave the department.

“We wish Mr. DeYoung all the best as he explores other career opportunities. Under his leadership, the residents of Ferrysburg and Spring lake have received outstanding police protection,” Spring Lake Village Manager Christine Burns said in a statement.

Sgt. Joe Steinhauer has taken over running the police department as the acting police chief.

“The level of service delivery will remain just as good under the leadership of Sgt. Steinhauer,” Burns said.

Burns said there are no plans to immediately replace DeYoung.

She said the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department and the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety may provide law enforcement services for Spring Lake and Ferrysburg.

The two municipalities have an agreement to share police services, but that expires on June 30. Spring Lake hopes to renegotiate the agreement before it runs out.

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