The Commission

RICH SULLIVAN, Township Board Representative


The Public Safety Commission is an ad hoc Committee that meets on the first Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the meeting room at Chikaming Township Center, 13535 Red Arrow Highway in Harbert when there are agenda items. Meetings will be posted in advance.  Also in attendance are Police Chief Todd Taylor and Fire Chief Mike Davidson.

Emergency Response

If it's an emergency, dial 911.  For non-emergency reports, call 866-630-7679 and an officer will be dispatched.

The Chikaming Township Public Safety Departments shall provide coordination and delivery of Police, Fire, First Responder and support services in order to preserve, protect and defend the people and property in Chikaming Township, while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons.  The Police and Fire Departments are located at Chikaming Township Center 13535 Red Arrow Highway, P.O. Box 258, Harbert, Michigan 49115.

911 House signs

It is important that an emergency vehicle can find you when you are in need. You can get an official green 911 Emergency House sign for $15.00 at the Township Center. Just come in or send your $15 along with your name, address and phone number to Chikaming Township Center, 13535 Red Arrow Highway, P.O. Box 40, Harbert, MI 49115. Be sure to write the numbers you want on the sign in large print on your request and indicate whether you want a vertical or horizontal sign. We will call you when your sign is ready.

The Alarm Ordinance

Info on the ordinance can be found here, and permit applications here.

How to register your alarm system: You need to come into the Township Office and fill out the form and pay your fee. At that time you will receive a sticker for your window. The forms and stickers will be available starting December 1st. Also, if you have a false alarm, you will be notified of the need to register your alarm and the fine if you fail to do so.

Other Safety Notes

In the event of a Pollution Emergency call: 1-800-292-4706.

For more information on burning regulations and safety, visit the our Fire Department webpage.

For more information on police radar trailer placement and FOIA requests, visit our Police Department webpage.