Criminal Investigations

The Cheboygan County Sheriff Department has five divisions in the Criminal Investigations Unit. 

  • Serious Felony Crimes
  • Drug Diversion Crimes
  • Undercover Operations
  • Fire Investigations
  • School Investigations

Working in conjunction with the D/Lt. is the Drug Diversion Detective, the SANE Detective (undercover drug and property operations), Arson Investigators and a School Resource Officer providing student intervention, and investigating criminal matters involving the schools.   


The duties of the Detective Lieutenant are to investigate serious felony crimes, oversee the operations of the road patrol division and the units in the Criminal Investigations Division.

Michael Brege
Detective Lieutenant 1st Class


The duties of the Drug Diversion Detective are to investigate all drug and drug related crimes including Selling and Delivery, Prescription Fraud, Death Investigations and Doctor Shopping.  The Drug Diversion Detective also conducts Drug Education Programs for the local hospitals and doctors, oversees and assists in undercover operations and management of forfeited assets.

Todd Ross
Detective Lieutenant 2nd Class


*Due to the increasing use of drugs, specifically prescription drugs, Sheriff Clarmont, with his commitment to pro-active enforcement, during his second term, instituted with approval from the Cheboygan County Board of Commissioners, a new detective division, Drug Diversion, created with the help from grants from Purdue Pharma L.P. and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, Inc (NADDI) which also provides training on a national level. This is the first of its kind for local departments in the state of Michigan. This has now enabled the Sheriff Department to remain strong in the fight against drug abuse with local convictions from delivery to federal convictions of murder. 

Detective Lieutenant
Michael Brege
(231) 627-3155 ext 486

870 South Main Street
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Fax: (231) 627-8880

Additional Staff
Detective Lieutenant
Todd Ross
(231) 627-3155 ext 434
School Resource Officer
Ronald Fenlon
(231) 420-3388