The Operations Division is the most visible arm of the South Haven Police Department. The department currently has a patrol division made up of:
Four Sergeants
Eleven Patrol Officers

Together these men and women are responsible for the safety and security of the citizens, visitors and businesses in the City of South Haven and South Haven Township. The Operations Division responds to thousands of calls annually that range from basic service calls to life-threatening emergencies. Officers in the Operations Division conduct pro-active community oriented patrol, investigate reported and officer initiated crimes, conduct follow-up investigations, effect arrests to maintain law and order, investigate traffic crashes and perform a myriad of other related law enforcement functions on a minute-to-minute basis.

Other functions of the Operations Division has officers assigned full-time to the following functions:

  • Community Policing Officer
  • South West Enforcement Team drug investigative unit

The Operations Division has officers trained and certified as instructors in many areas that assist the department in fulfilling its mission. These areas of specialization include:

  • Evidence Technicians
  • Traffic Crash Investigators
  • Empty Hand Self Defense Techniques
  • Firearms
  • Child Passenger Safety Restraint
  • Residential/Business Security
  • Bicycle Patrol Operations