The Holland Department of Public Safety – Police Services is pleased to announce Officer Joel Reimink as the 2023 Police Officer of the Year. Officer Reimink was selected by the HDPS Command Staff after being nominated by his peers for this prestigious award. His nominations cited that he is “a critical part of so many programs” as well as the fact that he is a “very dependable and valued officer”. Officer Reimink began his career with the HDPS as a police cadet in 2003. He started as a patrol officer in 2007 after completing the Grand Valley State University Police Academy.
Over the years Officer Reimink has held a variety of positions including being a Field Training Officer (FTO) and a member of the Department Honor Guard. In 2012 he was selected as one of department K9 handlers and continues in that role today. He currently works daily with his K9 partner, PSD Ruthie.
Officer Reimink lives in the Holland area with his wife and three children.