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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Accidents reports may be obtained on-line at LexisNexis Police Reports
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 759-1297. Eight patrol sergeants act under the direct supervision of the Lieutenant:
Lt. Nathaniel Voelker
|Rotation A||Rotation B|
Sgt. M. Carpus
Sgt. I. Wenger
Sgt. J. Walny
Sgt. S. Gass
Sgt. K. Schmidt
Sgt. N. Jacobs
Sgt. M. Ward
Sgt. S. Woodcock
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.
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 Department has four canines in its division: Canjo, Cigon, Deebo, Mitch and Harvey. These canines are handled by Officers Robert Adams, Doug Stacer, Brad Holp, Johnathan Beyerlien, and Justin McGregor. Harvey is a K-9 dog donated by Covenant Hospital and handled by Justin McGregor. As seasoned crime fighters, our canines do a variety of things to help the department, such as suspect tracking, searching for missing or lost children, locating drugs, and conducting building searches. As ambassadors for the Saginaw Police Department, our canines also show off their talents performing and entertaining citizens both locally and nationally at schools and other venues.
Emergency Services Team (EST)
The Emergency Services Team (EST), commonly known as S.W.A.T., is a highly trained multi-jurisdictional unit. It is comprised of 20 officers specifically trained in tactical operations and arrest procedures. Activation of the team occurs when high- risk situations arise. High-risk activation may consist of a barricaded gunman and/or hostage situation, an encounter with a sniper, execution of high-risk search warrants, the need for V.I.P. security, and/or for rescue operations. The team also has a Tactical Emergency Medical Support Unit with two doctors.
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: Ofc. R. Pate - 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.
Family Youth Initiative
The Family Youth Initiative (FYI) is a partnership between the Saginaw Police Department, the Saginaw County Department of Public Health, and the Bay Area Substance Abuse Coordinating Agency (BASACA). With the goal of substance abuse prevention, this partnership is a collaborative effort that brings together local schools, various prevention and treatment agencies, and the Juvenile Court system. FYI is a grant-funded program that strives to provide adolescents with a drug-free environment and the encouragement to keep on the path toward graduation. FYI favors a holistic approach to treatment and prevention by working with the entire family unit to reduce
Phone: 877.FYI.4.YOU / 877.394.4968
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.