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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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Police Dept. (TPD) News

Tribal Police Department Completes Investigation
Published: 4/8/2016 9:00:00 AM - Police Dept. (TPD)

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan’s Tribal Police Department has completed an investigation regarding allegations of child abuse to children who attend the Sasiwaans Immersion School.
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Tribal Police phone services restored
Published: 3/10/2016 8:00:00 AM - Police Dept. (TPD)

Please be advised to return to normal operating procedures with the Tribal Police Department.
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Temporary Tribal Police phone issues. Please contact 911 in case of emergency
Published: 3/9/2016 8:00:00 AM - Police Dept. (TPD)

Until this problem can be resolved, please contact 911 in the event of an emergency as you may not be able to get through on the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police general telephone number immediately.
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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.