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Contact Information

You can contact the Chocolay Township Police Department at (906) 249-4040, or via e-mail for more information.

If you need immediate assistance, emergency or non-emergency, call 911 and your call will be routed through Marquette County Central Dispatch.

History

The Chocolay Township Police Department (CTPD) was founded in 1963. The priority of that time was resolving dog complaints. By 1966, a police radio was installed in the Township car, and by the summer of 1975 the Department had purchased its first radar to control excessive speed.

Today the CTPD is a very progressive community-orientated department. With four full-time officers, four part-time officers, and one administrative assistant, their place in the criminal justice system is to respond to a variety of complaints within the Township, enforce Township Ordinances and state laws and to assist surrounding emergency departments.

Property Inspections

Aside from routine business and residential patrols, the CTPD also offers private home inspections while you are away. Officers will pay special attention to your property as time permits. Contact our office for more information or to request a home inspection.

Key Tags

CTPD has had many sets of lost keys turned in to them, but most sets are never claimed by the owner. The police department has ordered ID tags for key rings with information on the tag to contact the CTPD if found. Each tag will be numbered and owner information will be maintained at this Department to locate the owner.

The ID tags are available at this time and can be purchased at the Police Department or Township Office. Cost is $2.00 for the first ID tag and $1.00 for each additional tag per family. You do not have to be a Chocolay Township resident to purchase one.

Snowmobile Patrol

DNR Director Humphries signed a land use order in January, 2006 approving a 35 mph speed limit on trail #417 for the 4.5 miles it runs through residential areas in Harvey. Speed limit signs have been placed on the that stretch of trail and will be enforced by the Chocolay Township Police Department. A snowmobile grant was received from the State of Michigan. This year's grant provided for 200 hours of patrol time.

Sex Offender Registry

The Chocolay Township Police Department maintains a registry of convicted sex offenders living in the Township. If you wish to view this registry, you may come to the police department.

You may also access the Sex Offender Registry for the State of Michigan at mipsor.state.mi.us. The website is maintained by the Michigan State Police and is available through the internet with the intent to better assist the public in preventing and protecting against the commission of future criminal sexual acts by convicted sex offenders.

HSI Victim Notification Program

U.S. Immigration and Customes Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. In order to receive this information, victims and witnesses are required to register with HSI to receive notification of a criminal alien's release.

You may also access the HSI Victim Notification Program at www.ice.gov/victim-notification.

Police Department Responses

Category 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
General Assistance 685 573 553 527 634 565 576 677 798 889 809 724
Crimes Against Persons 110 109 114 132 154 131 205 111 137 142 181 200
Crimes Against Property 348 394 511 402 374 403 347 358 289 277 188 130
Traffic Related 373 321 271 265 265 253 332 313 359 314 271 168
Juvenile 28 36 35 19 43 14 24 28 19 38 24 24
Animal 118 62 91 103 74 129 126 115 115 103 104 61
Drug Law Violation 18
TOTAL 1,662 1,495 1,575 1,448 1,544 1,495 1,610 1,602 1,717 1,763 1,577 1,325

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