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Central Lake Police

Welcome to the Central Lake Police Department, the dedicated law enforcement agency serving the Village of Central Lake, located on the serene shores of Intermediate Lake within the breathtaking Chain of Lakes in Northern Michigan.

With one full-time officer, our department is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our community. Our responsive officers are equipped to handle a wide range of calls for service, providing prompt and efficient assistance to those in need. In addition, we offer specialized services such as Bicycle Patrol and Vacation House Checks to further enhance community safety.

As part of our commitment to saving lives, our patrol vehicles are equipped with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Guided by our mission statement, we approach our duties with integrity, pride, honor, and professionalism.

Our core responsibilities include protecting life and property while positively influencing the overall quality of life for our citizens and the entire community.

At the Central Lake Police Department, we are dedicated to serving with excellence and making Central Lake a safe and secure place for all.

Mission Statement and Responsibilities

The mission of the Central Lake Police Department is to serve the Village of Central Lake with integrity, pride, honor and professionalism. We have a strong commitment to protect life and property and to be an influence to the quality of life for our citizens and the community.

Criminal Activity Warning

Chief Barrett would like to remind the residents of Central Lake of various telephone and e-mail scams which are becoming more common in our area. Many complaints from this activity involve residents who have been offered money. Many of these scams ask for financial information, including social security numbers, bank account numbers, and credit card information. Some scams may promise large amounts of money in exchange for a small processing or handling fee. The Central Lake Police Department asks that residents not give out personal or financial information over the telephone or via e-mail.

Many of these telemarketers gather this information for identity theft and to obtain money from accounts. If you think you may have doubts about your account you are asked to call your credit card company or bank to verify that no illegal activity has taken place.

You can register your home, business, or cellular phone numbers at the National Do Not Call Registry at or by calling 1-888-382-1222.

Prescription, Over-The-Counter Drug Drop Off

The Antrim County Sheriff’s Office (located at 107 Grove Street – Bellaire, MI) now has a drop-off box located inside the Administration Office. This box provides residents with a way of safely and properly disposing of unwanted, expired, or unused medications. No syringes are accepted and liquid mediation must be in a sealed container. Medication can be dropped off Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5 pm.

Traverse Area Narcotics Team (TNT)

A multi-jurisdictional drug team serving Antrim County. If you suspect drug activity you can report it by calling 1-800-338-OTNT (1-800-338-6868). Or go to TNT – Traverse Narcotics Team, you can leave an anonymous tip in regards to illegal drug activity.

Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry (PSOR)

Other Resources

What Every Driver Must Know

Upon written request, the Police Dept. will check the properties of absentee owners.
Click here for a printable form.

To fill out an incident report click the link below
Central Lake Police Department Victim/Witness Statements


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Police Chief

Scott R. Barrett

Police Location

1622 N M-88
Central Lake, MI 49622

Mailing Address

PO Box 368
Central Lake, MI 49622

Police Telephone

Telephone: 231-544-2911
Fax: 231-544-6310


The Central Lake Police Department has 1 full time officer serving our Village. Officers respond to every type of call for service. We also offer Bicycle Patrol, and Vacation House Checks. Patrol vehicles are equipped with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

Dispatch: 231-533-8627
Administration: 231-544-2911
Fax: 231-544-6310
Email: Chief Barrett

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