Ionia County Sheriff’s Office

Ionia County commissioners approve 3 sheriff’s department items

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Cameras, uniforms and dry cleaning approved

The Ionia County Board of Commissioners approved three law enforcement items which were a last minute addition to Tuesday’s meeting agenda.

The board approved a dry cleaning contract, a request for $74,160 to buy 24 Motorola body-worn cameras and a request for $71,000 to purchase new uniforms — all for the Ionia County Sheriff’s Department.

Ionia County board approves jail feasibility study

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The Ionia County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved spending money on law enforcement and technology.

The board (with Commissioner Karen Banks absent due to illness) approved an Ionia County Sheriff’s Office’s request to pay Byce and Associates, a Kalamazoo architecture and engineering firm, $37,000 to perform a jail feasibility study.

Ionia County Board of Commissioners approve new command trailer for Sheriff’s Office

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The Ionia County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved spending $18,000 to purchase a new command trailer for the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office.

The cost will be reimbursed through a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jason Pattok. Currently, the sheriff’s office is sharing a trailer with Montcalm County.

JUST IN: Elderly driver strikes house in Saranac


An elderly driver struck an occupied house in a car accident in the village of Saranac on Wednesday evening.

Ionia County sheriff’s office facing challenges of being short-staffed

The Ionia County sheriff says it’s a challenging time for his department right now due to multiple factors.

Sheriff Charlie Noll appeared before the Ionia County Board of Commissioners on June 8 to request that he be allowed to fill two open deputy positions. Commissioners voted 6-0 to approve the request (Commissioner Karen Banks was absent).

Dinehart named Ionia County jail administrator

A lifelong Ionia resident and 18-year veteran with the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office is Sheriff Charlie Noll’s pick for his new jail administrator.

Capt. Andy Dinehart assumed the role on May 17. The jail has been without an administrator since Dec. 31, 2020, when Capt. Jon Hess retired.

Ionia County sheriff’s deputy still recovering after being attacked

An Ionia County sheriff’s deputy continues to recover from a concussion more than three months after being attacked by an Ionia man.

Deputy Austin Granger responded to a verbal domestic incident in the 300 block of East Tuttle Road on Nov. 28, 2020, according to Ionia County Sheriff Charlie Noll.