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Tribal Police Department

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Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police
Dispatch: 989-775-4700
Tip Line: 989-775-4775
BAYANET (Narcotics Enforcement)
tip line: 989-779-9697

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Assist your local law enforcement and narcotics enforcement in protecting the future of your community. Protecting your children, community, and future should be a priority. (-flyer-)

Notice In Regards To FCC Form 854 Filing Number: A1133181
Published: 4/2/2019 9:12:00 AM - Police Dept. (TPD)

This structure is a newly constructed, self-supported 140’ tower. An aeronautical study has revealed that the structure does not exceed obstruction standards and would not be a hazard to air navigation.
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ORV Safety Class | August 16 9AM to 3PM
Published: 7/13/2017 2:00:00 PM - Police Dept. (TPD)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Department will be hosting a FREE class on Wednesday , August 16th from 9am to 3pm at the Tribal Police Department.
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Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Tribal Police 30 Day Notice of Intent to Destroy Seized Firearms
Published: 6/29/2016 11:00:00 AM - Police Dept. (TPD)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Department is providing a 30 day notice of its intent to destroy the listed seized firearms.
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Service, Courtesy, Integrity, Professionalism

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Department was formed in 1976 by Tribal Chief Peter Otto and Tribal Council. The force started with Captain Johanson and Officer Ralph Sawmick. The force very slowly expanded over the next 17 years. in 1993 the Tribe realized a need for a larger police force, and began hiring in earnest.

Today the Tribal Police Department consists of 27 sworn BIA and MCOLES certified police personnel, 11 FLETC certified dispatch/corrections personnel, and two administrative staff.

The Tribal Police once operated out of a small one-room office in the Tribal Operations Building. Under the direction of Captain Ralph Sawmick, a new Public Safety Building (including Tribal Court, Police and Fire departments) was opened in February 1996. The PSB houses the full-time fire department, police, 24 hour Tribal dispatch, three detention cells, a multi-purpose training room, and the Tribal Court facilities.

Tribal Drivers License Drivers Applications Now On-Line

As an additional convenience for Tribal members and Tribal employees, you can now use our online Tribal drivers license application form (look in the menu at top-left). Simply type in your information and print on your own printer. The form may be mailed, interofficed if you are an employee, or dropped off in person at the Dispatch window for processing (Att: Driver License Division).

Applicants will be notified by the department with results. Processing may take up to 2 weeks. Approved applicants must come to the Department to sign and receive their license or others having questions during normal business hours Tuesday through Friday except holidays.

Fraud Alert!

The Tribal Police Department wants to share information regarding an apparent local fraud being perpetrated on unsuspecting citizens. Read all the details.