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.
Sheriff's Department to Offer ORV Safety Classes
Sheriff Clarmont is once again offering free ORV classes for the public.
There will be two separate ORV classes offered; April 16, 2017 and May 13, 2017, both 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 classes are 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 the Sgt. Kelsey Kennedy, Recreational Division at 627-8888.
Class size is limited!
Sheriff's Department directing April patrols to concentrate on Distracted Driving
Sheriff Dale Clarmont stated his department will be joining other law enforcement agencies in cooperation with the Office of Highway Safety Planning to concentrated efforts on distracted drivers. "In continued operations with the OHSP grant program deputies will be looking for operators who are texting while driving and taking corrective action" stated Clarmont. The Sheriff wants to remind operators that it is illegal to send a text and read a text while driving. He also reminds drivers with a Level 1 or Level 2 license that it is also illegal to use a cell phone while driving.
There are three main types of distraction: Visual, Manual and Cognitive; taking your eyes of the road, taking your hands off the wheel and taking your mind off of driving. "Texting is a dangerous distraction that can be avoided. The average time responding to texting can take up to 5 seconds, enough time to drive the length of a football field" said Clarmont. Clarmont would like parents to remind their children of driving age to put the phone away while driving. "Using a phone while driving is not worth your life or someone else's" said Clarmont.