Sheriff's Department

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


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.



The Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Department is currently hiring for the position of a Road Patrol Deputy.  This is a full time position with benefits.  Candidates must be MCOLES certified or certifiable. For the job description and qualifications please refer to the Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Department website at and view Sheriff Department employment opportunities to submit a resume.

The Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Department is an EOE/ADA Service Provider


Cheboygan-Sheriff Clarmont wants to send a reminder to students to be responsible and have a memorable experience at this year’s prom.  “Underage drinking is against the law and so is supplying alcohol to those underage.  We take this serious in law enforcement and want to send the message to these young adults that actions have consequences” said Clarmont.  The Sheriff is getting the word out that there is no safe place for underage drinking and reminds adults of the social host law which allows for civil liability to those that may become injured or property that is damaged by allowing a party with underage drinking on your property.   

Sheriff Clarmont offers the following tips to prevent underage drinking and keep this year’s prom safe for everyone in the community:

Parents and other adults must remember that underage drinking is against the law. Not only is furnishing alcohol to someone under age 21 a crime, it sends the wrong message.

Parents and teens both need to understand that “everybody is doing it” is just plain wrong! Being liked should never mean giving up your personal responsibility or caving in to social pressures.

Parents have an obligation to be vigilant about what their teen is doing, to set boundaries that tell teens which behaviors are appropriate and which are not.

Everyone in a community is responsible for preventing alcohol-related injuries. At prom time retailers, limousine drivers, hotel owners, and others in the community have a responsibility to report suspicious activity to law enforcement. Suspicious activity may include:  Drinking and/or visible intoxication of a youth
Someone purchasing a large quantity of alcohol, furnishing alcohol to a minor, or a teen using a false ID.

The consequences of underage drinking are serious, and not always what students, or their parents, expect. “Every year, underage drinkers kill or seriously injure themselves or others in alcohol related vehicle crashes; some will go to jail.  Any alcohol or drug related offenses will have a profound impact on future career goals.  As a community we can do our part to make sure prom night is safe for all” said Clarmont. 


BOATER’S SAFETY CLASSES to be offered by the Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Clarmont stated his department is once again offering free boater’s safety classes.  Two classes will be offered.

The first class will be on Saturday June 02, 2018 from 8:30am-4:00pm at the Cheboygan County Commissioner’s room.  Students should enter the north side doors of the County Building nearest the Commissioner’s room.  The class is co-sponsored by the Cheboygan River Preservation Association. Lunch will be provided.

The second class will be on Saturday June 09, 2018 from 8:30am-4:00pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles 5743 S. Straits Hwy. Indian River MI.  The class is co-sponsored by the Burt Lake Preservation Association.  Lunch will be provided.

Those operating watercraft are advised to make sure they have the required certifications to be on the water.

For boat operations the classes are offered to those 12 years of age and older.

For PWC/Jet Ski operations the classes are offered to those 14 years of age and older.

Adults and parents of students are encouraged to attend.

License requirements-Anyone born after July 1, 1996 must have a boater’s safety certificate in order to operate a boat.  Anyone born after December 31, 1978 must have a boater’s safety certificate in order to operate a PWC/jet ski.

Please call 627- 8883 at the Cheboygan County Sheriff Department to pre-register for classes. 

Boating Safety is a free community service taught by certified instructors with the Cheboygan County Sheriff Department.

Any Questions should be addressed to Sgt. Kelsey Kennedy Cheboygan County Recreation Division at 627-8888

Class size is limited!



Sheriff Clarmont is once again offering a free ORV class for the public.

There will be an ORV class offered May 19, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4pm in the Cheboygan County Commissioner’s Room located at the Cheboygan County building.  Students will be received at the north entrance by the Commissioner’s Room.

Students need to bring a sack lunch.

Michigan law requires children under the age of 16 that operate Off Road Vehicles (ORV) to take and successfully pass an approved ORV safety course.  Minimum age to attend this class is 12 years of age.   Adults and parents are also encouraged to attend.

The ORV class is a free community service taught by certified instructors with the Cheboygan County Sheriff Department.

Please call 627- 8883 at the Cheboygan County Sheriff Department to pre-register for the classes. 

Any Questions should be addressed to Sgt. Kelsey Kennedy, Recreational Division at 627-8888.

Class size is limited!



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.


Dale V. Clarmont
(231) 627-3155

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

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