STPD HomeTan Patch Medium

Our Mission Statement

The Saginaw Charter Township Police Department respects the rights and dignity of all citizens, and is  committed to providing professional law enforcement services with integrity, leadership, diligence, and concern.

Our Vision Statement

The Saginaw Charter Township Police Department is a value driven law enforcement agency working in  partnership with our citizens to provide quality law enforcement services in a courteous and professional manner for the safety and well being of our community.


Saginaw Township Police Department Programs

The Saginaw Township Police Department is involved in several  programs that affect all divisions within the department. Some officers are assigned to duties that are department related, such as Crime Prevention, and School Resource. Others are assigned to area cooperative  units like S.C.A.T.T. (Saginaw County Auto Theft Team), and BAYANET (Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team).

The department also is involved in several other programs. These include Police Explorers, Citizens Police Academy, Crime Free Multi Housing, Crime Prevention District Resource Officers, and Bike Patrol.  Some of these programs have been in use for some time, while others  have been or are being instituted to help us become more in touch with  the citizens of Saginaw Township. Other programs are still in  development stages. Another program offered is the Crime Information  Hotline (791-7233). The Hotline gives residents a daily update on  crimes in their neighborhoods that are noteworthy.

One of the longest running in house programs we have is our E.M.T. (Emergency Medical Technician) Program. It was put in place in 1975 and is still a very strong presence in Saginaw Township. Many of our officers are Michigan State certified E.M.T.'s. The latest development in this area is the addition of several A.E.D.'s (Automatic External Defibrillators). These costly units were made available through donations by area residents and  businesses, and through fund raising efforts of the Saginaw Township  Police Officer's Association.

The Saginaw Township Police Department also maintains two other  important programs, Police School Crossing Guards, and the Parking  Enforcement Team. Our Crossing Guard unit has been in place for many  years and has provided accident free service during that time. The Parking Enforcement Team has been valuable in ensuring that disabled  citizens, both residents and visitors to the area, have proper parking  afforded them when visiting businesses in our community.

To find out more about any of the programs noted above, please click on the keyed words.


Law Enforcement Oath of Honor

On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character,  or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution and the community I serve.



Personnel serve a community of approximately 40,000 people and  cover about 26 square miles of commercial, residential, and farm lands.


Donald F. Pussehl Jr


Gary Grauf and John Pelkki


  • Blake Andrews
  • John Sadowski
  • William Masica
  • D/Sgt. Scott Malace
  • Rick Herren
  • Chad Brooks



The Saginaw Township Police Department consists of several divisions:

  • Administration
    • Chief
    • Investigations
    • Road Patrol

The administrative division consists of the Chief, two lieutenants and four civilian support staff members.

  • Investigations
    • Detectives
    • Crime Prevention Unit
    • School Resource Officer

The investigations division is supervised by one of the administrative lieutenants and consists of two detective sergeants, four detectives, three crime prevention district resource officers, two crime prevention detectives, and a school liaison detective.

  • Road Patrol
    • Motorcycle Unit
    • Bike Patrol
    • Analysis and intelligence
    • Crossing guards
    • Parking Enforcement

The road patrol division is supervised by an administrative lieutenant and consists of one administrative sergeant, four road sergeants and 24 road  patrol officers, 18 police crossing guards for schools, three parking  enforcement officers, and a civilian evidence officer. All officers are state certified and licensed through the Michigan  Commission on Law Enforcement Standards. Officers receive both in-service and course-offered training on a regular basis.

Multi-jurisdictional Participation

The Saginaw Township Police Department participates in cooperation with multiple agencies in a variety of shared resource programs.

  • Emergency Services Team (EST/SWAT)
  • Saginaw County Auto Theft Team
  • Saginaw County Dive Team
  • Saginaw County Accident Investigation Team
  • Shoplifter Taskforce
  • Bay Area Narcotics Team (BAYANET)
  • FBI Child Pornography Taskforce



The Patrol Division has 14 fully marked patrol vehicles, two motorcycles, and two semi marked traffic enforcement vehicles. The entire patrol fleet consists of Ford Taurus Interceptors for patrol officers and two Expeditions for Supervisors. We also have a Mobile Command Unit. This is a cube van that serves as an all around vehicle for special events  as well as an investigation unit for arson and serious traffic crashes.  All of the patrol vehicles are full police package and are fully  equipped for all types of calls. Several officers are trained medical first responders and each road patrol vehicle carries an AED for medical emergencies. Several patrol units carry medical equipment similar to that utilized by Emergency Medical Technicians for responding to calls of a medical nature.

All of the cars are equipped with Mobile Data Terminals that connect  officers via computer to Saginaw Central Dispatch. Through the  computer, officers are able to obtain information at a moments notice  from LEIN, NCIC, and the Secretary of State. Through the computer  systems, officers also are capable of issuing traffic violations to  traffic violators. The citation is then sent immediately to the courts via wireless transmission. The cars still use radios for communication also.

We now have a radar and video recording systems in every district  assigned patrol car. In addition to the radars that are mounted in cars, we also have several hand held standard and laser radars.