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Dale V. Clarmont, Sheriff

Pride and Professionalism

To the Citizens of Cheboygan County:

I have made it my personal and professional goal to work with the citizen's of Cheboygan, and to strive to achieve excellence in our Cheboygan County Sheriff Department.

The Cheboygan County Sheriff Department is proactive in its dedication to serving the public.

With community support and by working together we are able to better protect our community and you, the citizens that live here.

It has been and continues to be my greatest personal achievement and honor to serve the citizens of Cheboygan County as your Sheriff.

Dale V. Clarmont
Sheriff

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the Mission of the Cheboygan County Sheriff's Department to assist the people of Cheboygan County in our mutual desire for a safe and secure community through our dedication in providing Correctional, Law Enforcement and Related Services at the highest possible standards, while respecting the rights of all people.

PRESS RELEASE

SHERIFF PROVIDES TIPS ON WINTER DRIVING

The Sheriff wants to remind drivers to be cautious to winter conditions and to be safe and responsible. “The best advice is to slow down and allow yourself extra time, wear your seatbelts and do not drive under the influence.” 

The sheriff offers additional tips for winter driving:

Check your tires, engine oil, antifreeze, and brakes before embarking on a trip
Buckle up, and make sure your passengers do too

Put the cell down when driving

Reduce speed in snow, sleet, and rain 

Allow yourself plenty of braking space in wet weather

Lightly pump your brakes on snowy roads when slowing the vehicle

Use extreme caution when driving down unplowed roads   

Avoid distractions (talking on cell phone, eating, etc.)                                              

Keep headlights on & use low beams in snow storms

Listen to the radio for information on local road and weather conditions                                          

Pull off the road if you’re tired or if outside conditions worsen

If you break down, don’t venture more than 100 yards from your vehicle to seek help

Things to include in your vehicle during Winter driving:

Map of the area where you’re traveling
Water
Flashlight (with extra batteries)
Snowbrush and ice-scraper
Package of cat litter (for tire traction)
Spare tire, as well as tire-chains or tire-cables (even for 4x4's)
Small shovel
Hats, weather proof gloves and boots, and a heavy blanket
Matches and flares
Cell phone (for emergency use only)

SHERIFF WARNS OF SCAM

Cheboygan County-Sheriff Clarmont warns of a contractor scam entering the area via the internet.  “Another scam with a twist but all meaning the same and wanting your information and money” said Clarmont.  This latest scam involves contractors getting an email seeking a bid for work such as electrical or plumbing or small remodel then sending a cashier’s check above the amount quoted with instructions to send the extra funds back.  “A contractor may quote $4,000.00 and get a check for $6,000.00 with instructions to send the remaining funds elsewhere” said Clarmont. 

According to Sheriff Clarmont some scams are part of a cycle throughout the year.  “During tax time we see scams revolving around the IRS.  In this case we have seen these contractor scams before in the spring as contractors are gearing up for the start of their season.” 

The Sheriff wants to remind citizens in all instances regarding unsolicited contact that when a check is in the mail with instructions to send funds back, it is a scam. 

The Sheriff also advises citizens to read their unsolicited mail or email carefully as most will write with broken English, misspelled words and poor sentence structure.  “The best reply is not to respond or to advise you cannot help them” said Clarmont.

 

Sheriff
Dale V. Clarmont
(231) 627-3155

Office
870 South Main Street
P.O. Box 70
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 627-3155
Fax: (231) 627-8880

Command Staff
Undersheriff
Timothy C. Cook
(231) 627-3155