The mission of the Department is to serve, protect and provide professional law enforcement to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi community; to preserve the peace and order within the Tribal lands, and to defend the sovereignty of the Tribe while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons within its jurisdiction.
The Police Department currently has a staff of 10, including the Chief, two Sergeants, and an Administrative Assistant. The Tribal Police Officers are MCOLES certified and also receive Special Commission Training from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The Tribal Police provides law enforcement coverage for The Pine Creek Reservation, FireKeepers Casino, and the Village of Athens.
Some special equipment the Department currently has includes;
- Ultimate Kayaks
- Cannondale Mountain Bikes
- Kawasaki Mules ATV
- Office Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Office Telephone – 269.729.5222
- Office FAX – 269.729.4226
EMERGENCY # – 9 1 1
Non-Emergency After Hours – 269.781.0912 (Calhoun County Consolidated Dispatch)
Anonymous Tip Line/SILENT OBSERVER– 269.964.3888
On-duty Police Officer: 269.870.0506
NHBP Sex Offender Website
National Public Sex Offender Website (Dru Sjodin)
Michigan State Police Sex Offender Website
Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) notice:
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi has enacted a Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), in compliance with Title I of Public Law 109-248. The NHBP Code provides that all individuals who reside within the exterior boundaries of the reservation or otherwise reside on property owned by the tribe, in fee or trust, regardless of location; or are employed within the exterior boundaries of the reservation or on property owned by the tribe, in fee or trust, regardless of location; or who attend school within the exterior boundaries of the reservation or on property owned by the tribe, in fee or trust, regardless of location that have been convicted of a sex offense, are subject to this code and are required to register with the Tribal Police.