Officer Brent Sluiter has been awarded as the 2020 Officer of the Year for the Holland Department of Public Safety. At a recent awards presentation for police and fire, Officer Sluiter was recognized.
He was nominated for his hard work and dedication in every position he has held over the years. While he was in WEMET and assigned to the ATF, he built solid cases, worked significant investigations and built great relationships with other agencies within the county and federal systems. As a firearms instructor, he is passionate about teaching and mentoring, and has done excellent work in developing and coordinating active shooter trainings for the entire department for the last several years. In addition, he has taught several courses for the West Michigan Criminal Justice Training Consortium. He currently works in patrol, assigned as an Evidence Technician. In this position he is detail oriented in processing evidence, and is regularly responding to and investigating calls and assisting other officers.
Officer Sluiter is well known to be humble, a man of great character, always have a great attitude, and shows compassion to those around him and those he encounters in his work. He exemplifies every one of our departmental core values, and is respected for who he is on and off duty.
Officer Sluiter started out as a Booking Officer for 3 years in the Holland Lock-up, and now has 14 years as a Holland Police Officer. His special assignments over the years include WEMET, ATF, Special Enforcement Team, Firearms Instructor, Police Mountain Bike Instructor, and Evidence Technician.
The Holland Department of Public Safety is thankful for Brent’s dedication and commitment to our department and the community he serves.