Law Enforcement Divisions

Dial 9-1-1 for all emergencies and non-emergencies requiring police or medical assistance

If you live out of the area and need police assistance in Emmet, Charlevoix or Cheboygan Counties, call (231) 347-3911. CCE online: www.cce911.com

Commander: Lieutenant Timothy Rodwell
(231) 439-8900

The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office provides 24/7/365 police protection for all of Emmet County. Citizens and visitors to our community benefit from full service police protection from the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office. These services include: response to 911 calls for service, traffic safety through enforcement, crash investigation, criminal investigations, and general assistance to citizens as needed.  The marine, snowmobile, and animal control deputies work out of the Law Enforcement Services Division. The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office also assists citizens by offering child safety seat inspections, vacation house checks, boating safety classes, hunter’s safety classes, snowmobile safety classes, and ORV classes to the public.

You can find the following divisions of the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office at our Road Patrol office on M-119: Uniform patrol, traffic enforcement, school resource officer, detective bureau, animal control, marine patrol, snowmobile patrol, K-9 unit, Emmet County dive team and the Emmet County Search and Rescue team.

The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office is part of the Northern Michigan Mutual Aid and Straits Area Narcotics Unit (SANE).

Our deputies are dispatched by contacting our Central Dispatch center, by calling 9-1-1. If you need to contact the Deputy in charge of your case you can call our office Monday-Friday 8-4 at (231) 439-8900 or leave a message at (231) 487-1246 and enter the Deputy’s badge number.

Click the links below to learn more about the various Law Enforcement units:

Emmet County K-9 Unit

Marine Division

Dive Team

Snowmobile Division

 



Emmet County K-9 Unit

Meet K9 Officer ‘Ares’

AresK9 Ares became an Emmet County Sheriff’s Deputy in October 2014 and completed 200 hours of formal training and continues training regularly. K9 Ares is a female German Shepherd from Poland born June 3, 2013 and is currently certified by the International Police Work Dog Association for Narcotic Detection. Ares is in training for Patrol and Tracking certification and is assigned to Deputy Robert Poumade. Deputy Poumade has been a K9 Handler with the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office since 2009. K9 Ares was purchased from and trained at Mid Michigan Kennels, Eaton Rapids, MI.

The K-9 team is used in many situations including, but not limited to, building searches, tracking of lost people and criminals, prowler complaints, and drug detection. The presence of the K-9 team and their ability to respond quickly also gives peace of mind to those looking for a lost family member or those looking for a criminal on the loose.

K9 Ares likes to play in the snow, chase anything moving, and make as much noise as possible with her food bowl. She has an amazing desire to seek out narcotics and those who wish to disrupt our community.


 

Marine / Snowmobile / Dive Team

The new 21-foot Ridged Hull Inflatable (2015)

Sheriff Wallin encourages boat owners to either contact the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division at (231) 439-8900 or the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at www.cgaux.org, to perform a free vessel safety check. Vessel examiners will check the boat for mechanical safety as well verifying the proper safety equipment is on board and offering recommendations on how to best outfit vessels to comply with federal and state laws and regulations

“By taking the proper precautions now, you can prevent tragedy later,” said Sheriff Wallin. “Take personal responsibility for you safety in order to enjoy a summer on the water.”


 

Marine Division:

new-sheriffs-dept-boat

The Sheriff’s Office uses a 27-foot Vigilante from Boston Whaler on Lake Michigan waters.

The Marine Division is responsible for patrolling all waters within Emmet County and the waters of Lake Michigan along the Emmet County shoreline. In addition to patrol activities, Deputies of the Marine Division conduct livery inspections, search and recovery operations, and teach boating safety classes.

The combination of the following vessels allow the Marine Deputies to patrol a variety of water body types and carry out a wide variety of assignments.

The Sheriff’s Office uses a 27-foot Vigilante from Boston Whaler on Lake Michigan waters.

The inland waters are patrolled with a 21-foot Rigid Hull Inflatable and two Ski Doo Personal Watercraft. The combination of vessels allow the Marine Deputies to patrol a variety of water body types and carry out a wide variety of assignments.


 

Dive Team:

Sheriff dive team 2015

The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team is dispatched to drowning and near drowning incidents. The Dive Team equipment consists of all necessary scuba equipment for each diver, dry suits for cold water diving, underwater communication equipment for diver to diver and diver to tender, underwater camera, underwater video camera cabled from the surface, as well as many other items for diving and safety.

The dive team works closely with the Marine Division during training and operations. Along with the Marine Division vessels, the dive team uses a customized utility trailer for responding to incidents. The Dive Trailer was customized by dive team members with the help and support of community members. The Dive Trailer is fully equipped and ready to be dispatched at all times. The Dive Trailer contains all necessary dive equipment and is also utilized as center of operations for the dive team.


 

Snowmobile Division:

The Snowmobile Division is responsible for patrolling the trails and areas within Emmet County. They enforce snowmobile laws and respond to snowmobile accidents. Emmet County has an extensive trail system throughout the county. Maps may be obtained from local businesses OR by calling (231) 348-1704. The division teaches snowmobile safety classes throughout the season.

 

Annual Reports

2015 Law Enforcement Division Annual Report
2014 Law Enforcement Division Annual Report
2013 Law Enforcement Division Annual Report

Law Enforcement Division Annual Report 2012
Law Enforcement Division Annual Report 2011
Law Enforcement Division Annual Report 2010
Law Enforcement Division Annual Report 2009
Law Enforcement Division Annual Report 2008

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