612 Federal Ave.
Saginaw, MI 48607
To build relationships within our diverse and vibrant community to meet the challenges of reducing crime; to help our citizens feel safe; and to render the highest ethical standards demanded of professional law enforcement.
We recognize our responsibility to better the lives of those in our community and will provide quality support and resources to all persons in need. Our collaboration with citizens and community partners creates meaningful relationships that sustain a safe environment for all.
As a professional organization, we believe in the dignity of all people and respect individual and constitutional rights. We are dedicated to upholding the public trust, by serving our community with integrity, professionalism and individual leadership that embraces diversity and open communication, in the pursuit of excellence.
To accomplish our Mission and Vision, we, the Saginaw Police Department value:
- We will treat all citizens with respect and professionalism.
- We take pride in our work and in our dedication to public service.
- We believe that all citizens are equal regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, or disability and shall be treated with dignity.
- We shall do what is right, not because it gives us recognition, but because it is the right thing to do.
- We believe that it is important for all citizens to have access to the Saginaw Police Department.
- We will seek continual input from our citizens to ensure the quality of life within the community is at the highest of standards.
- We will seek input from our employees to render efficient service and improve satisfaction.
- We will conduct ourselves in a manner that is consistent with the standards of our Mission, Vision and Value Statements.
- We will hold each other accountable for our actions and continue to provide quality services to our community.
- We shall maintain the trust and respect of those whom we serve.
- We will engage in continuous education about different cultures and people within our community.
- We will engage our community partners to participate in the education of our officers, to provide resources and services essential for the safety and healing of victims.
- We will utilize innovative trainings and consistent collaboration with our community partners, to provide our team with the best education and resources available.
- We will engage in strategic planning and implementation of innovative law enforcement technologies.
- We will encourage and support others in leadership roles within our community.
- We will strive to resolve conflicts and embrace challenges.
- We will strive for personal and professional excellence.
- We will continually develop and embrace relationships with our citizens, community leaders and community partners, to keep our community safe.
- We will find innovative ways to enhance our service to the community.
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Patrol Operations is the forefront of professional public service delivery. They serve as a channel of information to other interdepartmental divisions, city departments, and the community. Patrol Operations oversees uniformed patrol and supports a variety of other departments, including: Traffic, Canine Unit, the Emergency Services Team (EST), the Police Reserve Unit, and the Honor Guard.
The Saginaw Police Department's Patrol Services Bureau provides the citizens of Saginaw with a safe environment through the appointment of qualified, experienced and highly professional personnel.
The Patrol Division is a 24-hour, 365-day operation. The Watch Commander (Lieutenant) oversees rotating 12 hour day and night shifts. You can reach the watch commander at (989) 759-1297. Eight patrol sergeants act under the direct supervision of the Lieutenant:
Lt. Nathaniel Voelker
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The Saginaw Police Department follows a "Same Cop/Same Neighborhood" approach to crime reduction, in which Sergeants supervise officers assigned to 1 of 4 quadrants throughout the City of Saginaw. Officers attend monthly meetings with neighborhood associations and District Police Advisory Councils (DPACS), during which the Chief and Community Police Officers meet with citizens of the community to discuss issues and develop unique problem-solving techniques in order to make our neighborhoods safer. This creation of a partnership involving citizens and businesses has afforded the city of Saginaw great progress and direction in its effort to cut down on crime.
The front desk serves as an information center to assist citizens who require general information or who want to report a non-emergency incident. Desk hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 4 pm. Calls after 4pm will go to an answering machine. Staff will respond on the next working day.
Phone: (989) 759-1289
Anyone needing assistance regarding impounded vehicles outside of normal desk hours may call the Saginaw County Central Dispatch non-emergency number.
Phone: (989) 797-4580
Canine (K-9) Unit
The Saginaw Police K9 Unit (SPK9U) consists of five Saginaw Police Officers and their canine (K9) partners. Our dogs are: Cigan, Harvey, Ares, Denver, and Krixus. The K9s are trained in several areas of law enforcement including tracking, narcotic detection, bomb detection (K9 Harvey), human tracking, article searching, and suspect apprehension.
Our unit is the largest in the area and while we are employed by the Saginaw PD, we can be called to assist any police agency in Saginaw County as needed.
Our unit is donation funded and our funds are run through the Saginaw Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) foundation. Donations and SPK9U merchandise sales pay vet bills, continued training, and equipment for dogs.
You can see our dogs in action at planned demonstrations around the area or on regular patrols in the city. If you see us out and about, come say hi.
You can also request to have a K9 demonstration at a local school, neighborhood watch group, or other events by contacting one of our K9 handlers.
Emergency Services Team (EST)
The SPD Emergency Services Team (EST), commonly known as SWAT, is a highly trained, multi-jurisdictional unit run by the SPD. The EST is comprised of 22 officers (15 from SPD) from police agencies within Saginaw County. These officers, known as operators on the team, are specifically trained in tactical operations and arrest procedures. The team utilizes special tools to accomplish these goals as safely as possible. Some of these tools include: robots, armored vehicles, less lethal CS gases, and launchers. Six of the operators are specially trained in sniper tactics and marksmanship using larger caliber rifles.
Activation of the team occurs when high-risk situations arise. These activations consist of a barricaded gunman, hostage situations, execution of high-risk search/ arrest warrants, the need for VIP security, and special rescue operations.
The EST also incorporates the Saginaw County Tactical Emergency Medical Support Unit (TEMS). The EST TEMS Unit is comprised of 7 EMTs and 4 Doctors. TEMS regularly trains tactically with the operators and they also train the operators on life-saving measures.
The Saginaw Police Department's Traffic Section works diligently to enforce traffic laws, educate the public in traffic safety, and investigate serious injury accidents. The Traffic Section uses marked patrol cars with radar, laser and video camera systems to provide a safe driving environment to thousands of motorists who use our city streets annually. Public education occurs through a variety of traffic safety programs and the department's annual traffic safety campaign, which are designed to reduce drunken driving incidents and increase safety belt and child safety seat use.
Phone: (989) 759-1439
Field Training Program
The Saginaw Police Department's Field Training Program is a fourteen-week evaluative program designed to provide new police officers with training in patrol procedures. Objective evaluations ensure that personnel meet or exceed departmental standards of proficiency before graduation from the program. The FTO program also provides updated training for veteran officers who have not worked in a patrol status for one or more years.
The Saginaw Police Department's Honor Guard is comprised of sworn volunteers who serve as public relations ambassadors. Honor Guard members exemplify the professionalism of the Saginaw Police Department as its members represent the department in a variety of events and ceremonies.