Tribal Police Mission
The department’s mission is to provide a safe, welcome, and orderly environment for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi community, defend the sovereignty of the Band and the rights of all the people in its jurisdiction, and assist in improving the quality of life for all Pokagon citizens. Our Police Department consists of highly educated, trained men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect the membership and the surrounding community.
Our Tribal Police Officers are licensed under Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) deputized by Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Sheriff’s Offices as deputies in Michigan and by St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office as officers in Indiana. All are also commissioned as federal officers by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
If you have an emergency call 911.
Chief of Police
Operations Lieutenant South Bend
Ben T. Graves