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.
SNOWMOBILE SAFETY CLASS REGISTRATION
The Cheboygan County Sheriff Department will once again be offering a free snowmobile safety class.
Saturday January 19, 2019 from 8:30am to 4:00pm
The class will be held in the Commissioner’s Room at the Cheboygan County building 870 S. Main St. Cheboygan. Participants need to enter at the north entrance.
Lunch will be provided. Students must attend the entire class.
Michigan law requires children 12 to 16 years of age that operate a snowmobile on public lands to take and successfully pass an approved snowmobile safety course.
This classroom course will also include a written test. Participants successfully passing the class will be awarded a certificate of completion from the Cheboygan County Sheriff Department and the required snowmobile safety card from the State of Michigan.
Parents and adults are encouraged to attend and take the course.
Class size is limited, pre-registration is required. Interested parties need to contact the Cheboygan County Sheriff Department at 231-627-3155 to sign up. The minimum age to attend is 12 years old.
Questions can be directed to Sgt. Kelsey Kennedy, Recreational Division at the Cheboygan County Sheriff Department.
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
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)
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.