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