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The Chocolay Township Police Department 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, three 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.
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.
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.
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 450 hours of patrol time.
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.
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