In 1933, as Grandville first became a City, Henry Zandbergen served as the first Police Chief. Zandbergen served until 1940, when Peter Rinkevich succeeded him. Chief Rinkevich answered calls in the city's first police car equipped with a radio, while his wife handled the police and fire calls from home. Rinkevich served as police chief until 1951, when he was killed in an off-duty auto accident.
More recently, in 1999, Chief Vern Snyder was hired and instituted the School Police Liaison Officer program, the Honor Guard, and Consolidated Identity Theft Team. After Snyder's retirement in 2008, Dennis Santo took over as Chief. Following Santo's retirement in 2012, Dan Steere was promoted to Police Chief.
The Grandville Police currently serve a population of over 15,000 (2010 census) with 24 sworn officers and continue to adapt and innovate according to the needs of the community.