Chocolay Township



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, two interns, 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.

DEA Prescription Drug Take Back

Medicine take back options are the best way to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription and nonprescription medicines.

The Police Department is a DEA prescription drug take back location. The drop box is available Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM and is located in the Police Department lobby.

Before disposing of prescription medicines, be sure to remove all personal information on pill bottle labels and medicine packaging.  All of your medicines dropped off at the take back locations will be destroyed.

We can not accept liquid, inhalants, creams, needles / syringes.

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.

Property Inspections Form

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 are enforced by the Chocolay Township Police Department.

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 online. 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 Customs 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 online.