The DeWitt Charter Township Police Department offers a variety of services to the public. Detailed information on the services listed below can be obtained by contacting the Police Department administrative offices at (517) 669-6578 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Charges for these services, if applicable, can be viewed online by clicking on the Police Fee Schedule.
Non-criminal fingerprinting is often necessary to qualify for pre-employment or special licensure purposes. This service is provided during regular business hours of the administrative office. There are different procedures for fingerprint cards that will remain in-state and those which will be sent out-of-state. Please call ahead to ensure that the Township can process your request and that appropriate staff is available. There is a small fee for this service.
Handgun Registrations/Purchase Permits
Handgun Registration Law changed 3/28/13 - you no longer have to be a Township resident to come to the Police Department and request a purchase permit. Anyone in the WHOLE STATE OF MICHIGAN can come her to request a purchase permit. However, they have to follow through and drop off the State form here if they get it here. If a citizen wants to buy a handgun from a Federally Licensed Dealer, they don't need a purchase permit. They just have to present their valid Michigan driver's license to the dealer. Private sales or citizens going to a gun show may want (or need) to get a purchase permit at the police station. Purchase permits can be requested between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on holidays.
Residents who legally obtain a handgun through the use of a pre-issued Permit to Purchase or with a current Concealed Pistol License (CPL) may register their new handgun at the Police Department at no charge. You are no longer required by State law to bring the handgun you purchased to the police station for inspection.
The Police Department owns a McGruff costume, and regularly provides McGruff appearances for community events. If you have an event and would like to include McGruff, please contact the administrative office to make your request.
PBTs – Court Ordered
Courts will often require probationary conditions for subjects under their supervision to undergo Preliminary Breath Testing (PBT) to assure that no alcoholic beverages are being used. Township residents under these conditions may receive PBTs at no charge while non-residents of the Township will be charged a small fee for each PBT administered. This service is provided at the Police Department Monday through Friday (except on holidays) between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and also between 6:45 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. & 6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., seven days a week, including holidays.
Once approved, reports may be viewed at the administrative office during regular business hours at no charge. Copies of approved reports are available for a fee.
The Police Department will conduct periodic checks of your home while you are away for an extended period of time. Prior to your departure, call the administrative office during regular business hours to request this service. There is no charge.