Investigative Unit


The police investigators are responsible for conducting investigations on criminal complaints that require a great deal of time and attention.

The investigators responsibilities are numerous and include: crime scene processing, interview and interrogation of victims/suspects, surveillance and plain clothes details. The detectives are also responsible for the processing, storage and destruction of all evidence.

They not only work very closely with one another but interact with other agency detectives in an effort to share information and solve crimes affecting all communities in northern Ottawa County. The detectives often work very long and unfavorable hours to complete their investigations. Their efforts are truly appreciated.

Another function of the Investigations Division is to provide support to victims of crimes during the course of an investigation. Both the crime victims and the community benefit from the prosecution and punishment of criminals.

Eric Rasch, Detective
Detective Eric Rasch has been with Grand Haven DPS since 1997, serving in many different capacities including acting as a senior officer and serving with WEMET for a two year period.

Dana Beekman, Detective
Detective Dana Beekman has been with Grand Haven DPS since 1994, serving in many different capacities including road patrol and specializing in sexual assaults.

To contact a detective, please call the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety at (616) 842-3460.