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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-)

Toys For Tots - Tribal Police Department
Published: 11/23/2021 10:42:00 AM - Police Dept. (TPD)

Please join our Tribal Police Department in supporting Toys For Tots on Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 11 am – 4 pm. Be a part of making a child’s holiday brighter!
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Tribal Youth Police Academy
Published: 6/23/2021 8:08:00 AM - Police Dept. (TPD)

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Saginaw Chippewa Police Department
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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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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.

Fraud Alert!

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