The Prosecuting Attorney is responsible for a variety of other duties. It is necessary to regularly appear for involuntary commitment of the mentally ill. These cases include many people that are a serious threat to the public and themselves.
The Prosecuting Attorney also is responsible for enforcement of approximately 200 statutorily created duties, from advising various county departments and agencies to making sure the annual county real estate tax sale is completed correctly.
This office is a part of the West Michigan Enforcement Team (WEMET) which involves Allegan, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties in drug enforcement. It is important to deny drug dealers their profits and to put these profits into programs designed to catch and prosecute these criminals. In 2002 and 2003 this office was a key component of a Methamphetamine Task Force, which initiated an aggressive campaign against the use, production and delivery of Methamphetamine in Allegan County. The Task Force was extremely successful and has been used as a model for drug enforcement practices in other Michigan counties.