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.