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Anonymous Tip Hotline

A citizen of the Pokagon Band may call the number and report a crime or incident they witnessed, on or off tribal property, without identifying themselves.  Only the chief will review the message box.  All messages will be considered very important; however, the chief will determine which calls will be investigated and turned over to the Tribal Police Detective Bureau.
(269) 462-4333

Request for Copy of Police Report

Based on the Freedom of Information Act, copies of closed case reports are available.  Please call the Dowagiac office at (269) 782-2232, or fill out the following form, print it out and fax it to (269) 782-0036 or email it to one of the two email addresses listed at the bottom of the form.  If the case is still open, you can speak with the Investigative Division to determine the status of your case.
Request for Copy of Police Report

Citizen Complaint Procedure

The Pokagon Band Tribal Police Department will accept and investigate all complaints about the conduct of its employees from any individual or employee. Following a thorough and impartial examination of the available factual information, a disposition will be determined.

Any department employee learning that a citizen wished to make a complaint, written or oral, signed or anonymous, about an employee or a department directive, shall complete the citizen complaint form and immediately refer it to the police chief.
Citizen Complaint Form

Car Seat Requests

To obtain a car seat for your child at no cost to you, the child or one of the parents must be a Pokagon citizen and have a tribal ID card.  Our Administrative Coordinator will let you know what information is required and help you arrange an appointment with a certified car seat technician.

The appointment will take approximately 45 minutes and the child must be present to be properly fitted to the seat.

The appointment will take place at the Pokagon Band Justice Center located at 58620 Sink Road, Dowagiac, MI, 49047.

If you have special needs that do not allow you to come to the Justice Center, we will make every attempt to assist you.

Employment Background Investigations

The Pokagon Band Police Department works with Human Resources to complete thorough background investigations for all positions within the tribe, according to the Screening Policy and Procedures.

You will begin your background check in the Human Resources Department where you will be provided with all the necessary paperwork the Police Department will need to assist with your background investigation. Depending on the position you are applying for, you may be required to be fingerprinted. You may schedule this by calling (269) 782-2232. When coming to the Police Department for your fingerprints, be sure to have your driver's license or valid photo ID.