The Holland Department of Public Safety participates in a multi-agency drug enforcement effort that covers both Ottawa and Muskegon County. This enforcement effort is supervised and coordinated by the Michigan State Police and is known as the West Michigan Enforcement Team (WEMET). Financial support from the Officer of Drug Control Policy and the Byrne Memorial Grant assist in funding three of the Holland Department of Public Safety Officers assigned to WEMET.
The WEMET team is also comprised of the Holland area gang team that works to reduce gang activity by a wide variety of preventative and enforcement measures. The gang team consists of one HDPS Sergeant, two HDPS Officers, and on Ottawa County Deputy. This team works in conjunction with probation, parole, and the prosecutor's office to monitor known gang members to prevent gang crime in our community. These cases typically involved the seizure of drugs, weapons, and cash and often result in prosecution being sought at both the state and federal levels.