The Charlotte Police Department is an organization of self-directed, quality contributors, with a community -based philosophy of policing that encourages more citizen participation in crime reduction and allows greater coordination with other social agencies to address crime-treated problems. Police officers will be the catalysts that bring the necessary resources to bear on specific community problems throughout Charlotte.
Contact Information: The Police Department’s non-emergency telephone number is (517) 543-1552. The receptionists window is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. except holidays. Hours may be adjusted based on staff availability. If no one is at the window, but an officer needs to be contacted, Eaton County Central Dispatch can be reached on the red phone in the entryway at Charlotte City Hall.
FOR ALL EMERGENCIES CALL 9-1-1
- Loyalty: Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Michigan Constitution, the Laws and Ordinances of our Community, our department and our fellow officers.
- Duty: Fulfill all obligations.
- Respect: Treat people as they should be treated.
- Selfless-Service: Put the welfare of the community, the department, and fellow officers before your own.
- Honor: Live up to all departmental values, abide by our code of ethics, and work towards achievement of our combined vision.
- Integrity: Do what’s right, legal and moral.
- Personal Courage: Face fear, danger or adversity with professionalism.
- Evidence Technician Unit: There are seven evidence technicians in teh unit: Sgt. Schneider, Sgt. Sherman, Officer West and Officer Poortvliet. Evidence technicians are specially trained to identify, preserve and collect evidence at a crime scene. This unit is prepared to process crime scenes with special training in physical and trace evidence collection and processing, latent finger print collection and processing, crime scene photographing and sketching, and even DNA collection. The technicians process all types of crime scenes in the City of Charlotte.
- Accident Investigation Unit: Five officers are responsible for reconstructing serious traffic accidents that occur in the City of Charlotte. The unit has specialized training in accident reconstruction. All officers are able to take accident reports, but the accident investigators are the only officers trained to handle accidents causing serious harm or fatality. The officers are able to investigate a scene and determine the cause of the accident by processing the scene and collecting evidence. WEAR YOUR SEATBELT!!
Other Information The following files and internet links may be useful for residents of Charlotte: