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FAQ

FAQ

What are the police department hours?
The department’s hours vary from day to day. To maximize our officer's productivity, our Chief, Sergeant and all patrol officers work the road - meaning they respond to calls, and perform all normal police duties during their shift. This means they may not be in the office at all times during the day. For this reason, we have installed a convenient video doorbell that reaches us on the road. If you need something, either call the police department, or ring the doorbell!
Can I report an abandoned vehicle?
Yes. Have the location and vehicle information (including license plate if possible) and call (989) 845-2550. If the vehicle is on private property, we are unable to have the vehicle towed. If you are a property owner, you must contact a towing company to remove the vehicle. 
How do I get traffic enforcement in my neighborhood?
As long as it's not an emergency, you can contact the Chesaning Police Department at (989) 797-4580 to request an officer to provide additional attention to your area as needed. If it's an emergency, dial 911.
Somebody just tried to scam me through the telephone/internet/mail etc. What can I do?
Due to the fact that many crimes that occur over the internet are outside of the local police jurisdictions many of those crimes are referred to the Michigan Attorney General’s Office’s fraud hotline telephone number (877) 765-8388 and many of the telephone / mail scams that occur outside of the CPD jurisdiction are referred to this telephone number.
How do I get involved in a Neighborhood Watch group?
The Neighborhood Watch is always looking for dedicated members of the community to participate in the Neighborhood Watch program. Please click here for Neighborhood Watch information.
Do I (or someone I know) have a warrant?
The Chesaning Police Department does not provide warrant information over the phone or on 3rd parties. If you believe you have a warrant, either appear at the Police Department or the Court you believe may have issued the warrant.
Where do I pay a parking citation?
Visit the Chesaning Village office at 218 N Front St Suite A. Please use the front entrance, NOT the police entrance, as parking citations are paid at the front desk.
How do I get my fingerprints taken?
You will have to visit the Saginaw County Sheriff’s department located at 618 Cass Street Saginaw, MI 48602 to have your fingerprints taken.
How do I register a handgun?
You will need to bring your pistol sales record to the Chesaning Police Department at 218 N Front St. If an officer is not immediately available, drop them in the dropbox.
What number do I call for non-emergency reports?
You can call Saginaw County non-emergency at (989) 797-4580 who can then dispatch an officer to your location to take your report.
Am I allowed to burn within the Village limits?
You are only allowed by ordinance to burn “campfire wood” in a small, fire ring or pit. You are not permitted to burn leaves, construction materials (boards, pallets, etc.), branches, or other yard waste.
Can I drive my golf cart or ORV on the streets?
You can only operate your golf cart or ORV on the village-owned streets. You may not operate your golf cart or ORV on a state highway (Broad St./M-57). You may cross over the highway, but must immediately travel on the village street only. Violators  may be ticketed. View the village ordinance here.
I locked my keys in my vehicle. Can you unlock them?
For liability reasons, we are unable to unlock vehicles but we can request a towing service to be dispatched to unlock your vehicle. You will be responsible for any fees incurred by the towing company. Call (989) 797-4580 to request an officer. 
I have rented a room to someone, or had a friend live with me. I want them out of my house. Can you make them leave?
As long as someone has been allowed to stay in your home, or establish residency, we are unable to force them to leave the home. You must start the eviction process to legally evict them from the premises. View the Landlord/Tenant Guide on the State of Michigan's website
Is there a curfew for juveniles?
Village ordinance states that minors under the age of 16 years shall not loiter, idle or congregate in or on any public street, highway, alley or park located within the Village limits between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am, unless accompanied by a parent or an adult designated by the parent.
Can I obtain a background check on someone?
To look up criminal records, you can visit ICHAT (Internet Criminal History Access Tool) at https://apps.michigan.gov/ICHAT/Home.aspx. This site allows the search of public records for felonies and serious misdemeanors that are punishable by over 93 days. Suppressed records and warrant information are NOT available through ICHAT. Also, records from other states require that you conduct the appropriate search in those individual states. For an ICHAT search, you'll need the full name and date of birth. A fee of $10 is charged for each search.
I have a child custody agreement with my former spouse and they didn't make the scheduled time. What do I do?
You must contact your caseworker, or Friend of The Court. We are unable to forcibly remove and return children from your former spouse. Contact Friend of the Court by visiting this page: http://www.saginawcounty.com/Foc/Default.aspx
How do I join the Chesaning Reserve Unit?
If you are interested in joining the Chesaning Reserve Unit, please call the department at (989) 845-2550. You will be subject to a criminal history background check, driving record check, interview, as well as other requirements. You must currently have a CPL. 

AT THIS TIME WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE RESERVE UNIT - PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER!
Do I need to obtain an Alarm Permit?
No, there is no Village ordinance requiring you to obtain a permit for your residential or business alarm.
Can the police serve documents for me?
The Chesaning Police Department does not participate in the serving process, nor can we provide any information about a subject needing to be served. You must contact a process server to perform the document serving process.